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Biking Edinburgh

Jun 18, 2014 - Jun 23, 2014

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Looking for short biking day trips (anywhere from a 1-3 hours away one way) from Edinburgh. Thinking mostly of trips which would have an end destination of castles or a not-to-be-missed sight.

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    • Arthur's SeatSalisbury Crags, Edinburgh EH16 5 United Kingdom
      Pro 2014
      D'Maris Coffman recommended Arthur's Seat
      Unless the weather is foul, you owe it to yourself to spend an afternoon walking all over this. Not strenuous and worth the view! Do take a picnic and enjoy it.
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      D'Maris Coffman

      Could definitely mountain bike this.

    • Dalhousie CastleCockpen Road, Bonnyrigg EHI9 3JB, Scotland
      Pro 2014
      Laurel W recommended Dalhousie Castle
      This is a luxury hotel located in a Scottish castle which plays up heavily on the castle concept. The place is full of charm and set in the countryside just out of Edinburgh. It includes a spa, a ... read more
      dining room in the dungeon, a library with a bar behind a secret door and opportunities to try out falconry. The bedrooms are lovely and vary in their ambiance.
      .Comment.4 months ago. Report
      Katie Pierce thanked Laurel W for this recommendation.
      Laurel W

      The castle is not particularly historic but it would be pleasant to cycle there, enjoy the grounds, have tea or a meal, then cycle back to Edinburgh.

    • Pro 2014
      Laurel W recommended Roslin
      Roslin is a small village outside of Edinburgh easily reached in a taxi cab. The main reason to visit is to see Roslyn Chapel. Note the two are spelled differently. You can also find a few pubs and ... read more
      restaurants for lunch before returning to Edinburgh.
      .Comment.4 months ago. Report
      Katie Pierce thanked Laurel W for this recommendation.
      Laurel W

      This would be a relatively easy cycling trip. The road is a bit rolling but nothing difficult. Roslyn Chapel, of course, has now become a busy tourist site thanks to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.

    • Greyfriars Bobby Bar30-34 Candlemaker Row
    • The Elephant House Ltd21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1EN, United Kingdom
    • St Giles' CathedralHigh Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Scott MonumentPrinces Street Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2 United Kingdom
    • Rosslyn ChapelChapel Loan, Roslin EH25 9 United Kingdom
    • Princes StreetPrinces Street, Edinburgh EH1 3EG UK
    • Edinburgh CastleCastlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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