Staycations, discover something new on your doorstep.


Staycations are the most likely for this summer until air corridors are opened with other countries.

We should see this as a positive. An opportunity to explore our own back yard. Rather than heading off elsewhere to discover new things, why not discover something new on your own doorstep.

There are the obvious tours to take such as an open top bus tour of Edinburgh or a trip around Edinburgh Castle that will be very rewarding.

But there are other ways to enjoy Edinburgh.

As we run the Eat walk Edinburgh food walking tour. We obviously have to say this is a great way to not only hear some fun stories about Edinburgh. But also an opportunity to visit five different bars/restaurants tasting locally sourced Scottish food. With three of those stops also having drink tastings. The guides talk about the history of the Old and New Town as the tour walks between venues. You may be surprised to discover new places to eat and drink after the tour is over.

Eat Walk Edinburgh Edinburgh Raspberry Gin with Braised Ox Cheek
Braised Ox Cheek & Mash. Stornoway Black Pudding on Potao Scone. Served with Sparkling wine laced with Edinburgh Raspberry Gin.

If not a food tour then why not a beer tour run by Scotbeer . They not only offer history and beer tasting in the Old Town but presently offer a beer tasting pub quiz online.

How about a Music tour of the city with Edinburgh Music city tour . Hearing about folk to funk, pop to punk and past to present in the Edinburgh music scene.

Interested in gardening? Then hidden gardens of the Royal Mile might be for you. Run by greenyonder they take you behind some of the Historic buildings that line the Royal mile to show some delightful green spaces

On a wet day then Mercat tours and Mary Kings Close offer underground tours. Enabling you to explore what went on below the city streets. Or a lesser-known tour is the Gilmerton Cove . Was it a Covenanters refuge, Witches coven or simply a secret drinking den?

How about learning how to use your camera? Whether it is a high end DSLR or the one on your phone. Iconic tours offer photographic walking tours in Edinburgh. Not only will you learn some of the history of Edinburgh. But learn how to take better photos of the landmarks around the city.

If you have always wanted to know more about the architecture of Edinburgh, then the Cobbles tours are for you. Even if architecture is not your main passion there is something for everyone on these tours.

These are just a few examples of how to explore Edinburgh in a different way. Whether a visitor or someone who lives here. They are a great way to find out more about this beautiful city and enjoy staycations. Check their sites for latest reopening details.

If you are interested in booking one of our food tours please use code Stayblog21 for 10% off  Eat walk Edinburgh food tours.

Edinburgh Tours discount : Edinburgh Music Walking Tour
Edinburgh City Music Tour