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Day trips out of Edinburgh on our own

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Day trips out of Edinburgh on our own

We'd love to break up our stay in Edinburgh with a day trip out of the city. Not to the Highlands (we're driving up there later on) but somewhere nearby that we can get to ourselves by public transportation. Historic houses, quaint towns, etc. Don't want an organized bus tour. Suggestions, please.

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1. Re: Day trips out of Edinburgh on our own

Train to Stirling or North Berwick, Both are attractive places for different reasons. http://www.visitstirling.org/ http://www.northberwick.org.uk/

Tantallon Castle is very attractive but I'm not sure how you would get there on public transport. Taxi I think is the best option.

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2. Re: Day trips out of Edinburgh on our own

As above but also would include St Andrews as all have train links.

North Berwick is a good day out and as mentioned there is Tantallon Castle - and also Dirleton Castle to visit nearby. Both are a short taxi ride from North Berwick. You could then take the bus back from North Berwick as it goes along the coast and through a number of well known Golf Courses.

3. Re: Day trips out of Edinburgh on our own

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