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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. Built in the early 13th century, it features fine Norman architecture and is a must-see on self-catering holidays in Kirkliston. You will discover various independent businesses in the town centre, which is a Conservation Area thanks to its abundance of historic architecture. The Newliston Arms serves good food, including pies, fish and chips, and 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. Walking along Edinburgh’s oldest and most famous street, the Golden Mile, is a must. Running from the court 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.

A multi-turreted Scottish castle in landscaped gardens.

Isobel’s Expeditions is an opulent fairy tale castle near Edinburgh in Scotland. The magnificent grand cottage offers groups gorgeous, expansive grounds, a banquet room, a bar, incredible artwork, luxurious detailing, a private tennis court, many entertaining spaces & photogenic scenes

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Dalmeny House Book a tour of this beautiful estate, set amid rolling parkland west of Edinburgh.

Forth Tours See the three bridges, Inchcolm Island and Blackness Castle, on this award-winning boat tour.

Deep Sea World Don’t miss this aquarium, with a seal enclosure and a shark tank.

Conifox Adventure Park Reserve an afternoon for this popular family-friendly attraction south of Kirkliston.

Hopetoun House Explore the magnificent stately home and gardens, with a deer park and nature trails.