The pretty town of Kirkliston lies on high ground overlooking the River Almond. It is eight miles west of the city of Edinburgh, on what was once one of the most important roads in Scotland. Kirkliston is also known as Cheesetown, possibly because workers building the Forth Bridge stopped for a cheese sandwich here. The village’s oldest building is its parish church, which can be seen for miles around. Built in the early 13th century, it features fine Norman architecture, and is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Kirkliston. In the town centre, which is a Conservation Area thanks to its abundance of historic architecture, you will discover a variety of independent businesses. The Newliston Arms serves good food, including pies and fish and chips, as well as local ales and whiskies. A few miles from your holiday cottage in Kirkliston, Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with impressive architecture clinging to its steep hillsides. Atop an extinct volcano, the city’s 7th century castle offers views across the city. A walk along Edinburgh’s oldest and most famous street, the Golden Mile, is a must. Running from the castle to the Palace of Holyrood, it is packed with cafes, bars and historic buildings. Every summer, the world-famous Edinburgh Festival is held in the city.
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Deep Sea WorldDon’t miss this aquarium, with a seal enclosure and a shark tank.
Conifox Adventure ParkReserve an afternoon for this popular family-friendly attraction, south of Kirkliston. Hopetoun HouseExplore the magnificent stately home and gardens, with a deer park and nature trails.