As the UK’s most popular city after London, Edinburgh needs no introduction. The fine city attracts over 13 million visitors a year, drawn to its iconic castle, historic Royal Mile, elegant New Town and of course, its excellent shopping. But what about Edinburgh beaches? It’s a coastal city, remember.
The beautiful Edinburgh beaches may not be as well known, but they offer stunning outdoor spaces and something for everyone. From the eclectic mix of quirky shops at Portobello Beach to the nature reserve at Aberlady Bay, Scotland’s capital provides the perfect days out and about on the sands. Read on to discover our pick of the
Some of my fondest memories growing up are snuggling up on the sofa with my dad while he read Roald Dahl or Enid Blyton to me and my brother and sister aloud – he always did excellent voices for the characters – the BFG had a booming Yorkshire accent while Julian from the Famous Five was very effeminate with a lisp – Dad regularly had me and my brother and sister in stitches.
You have the same conversations every year – where shall we go away this year? What shall we do? When shall we pay the deposit? Have you booked the time off work yet? How do we get there? Have you packed your shaver?
You’ve been planning it for months: time off work is sorted, the accommodation is booked, the agenda is finalised and everyone is looking forward to their first ever large group holiday together.
But bringing together lots of families and personalities for one single holiday can present challenges. You’ve not lived together before, you all have different agendas, and the annoying habits that seem faintly amusing at Christmas can suddenly become unbearable, making arguments a distinct possibility.
If, like 18 million other people in 2015, you’re the proud owner of a fresh and sparkly activity tracker, your new unit of currency will most likely be ‘steps’ and distance walked – discover Edinburgh in steps and easily hit your daily goal.