You don’t have to travel far to experience the best of Scotland. Head just a few hours outside of Edinburgh, and you’ll find yourself amidst mountains and forests, national parks, and placid seaside towns.
Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape from the city, an adventurous and active weekend, or an indulgent weekend away, you’ll love these weekend getaway destinations – all of which are an easy commute from Edinburgh.
Isle of Mull
Mull’s landscape is rugged and varied – the west side of the island is dominated by steep cliffs and rocky shore, while the east is softer with lush greenery. Its coastline is stunning – it boasts countless beaches and bays, which are characterized by white sand and crystal clear turquoise and emerald-toned seas. The waters surrounding Mull are a prime place to spot a variety of wildlife – especially between the months of April and October, when minke whales, basking sharks, and bottlenose dolphins are