School trips to Edinburgh offer students the opportunity to explore the spectacular capital of Scotland!
Whether on a general and cultural school trip to learn more about the history and culture of Scotland or a medicine through time themed history school trip, there’s a great range of visits and activities to enjoy here.
Whatever your reason for your educational trip to Edinburgh, we’ll tailor your itinerary to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives.
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Why visit Edinburgh?
The historic capital of Scotland
Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century and so it is the perfect destination in which to learn more about the country’s history.
The city boasts many historic attractions, from the imposing Edinburgh Castle and the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse, to the churches of St. Giles and Greyfriars. And nearby Stirling is home to the National Wallace Monument, which celebrates one of Scotland’s national heroes, William Wallace.
On your school trip to Edinburgh, your students will have plenty of opportunities to visit these historic sites, where they’ll learn about Scotland’s complex history and its relationship over the centuries with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Explore the unique culture of Scotland
Scotland has its own unique culture, with a rich folklore, musical heritage and literary tradition. On your school trip to Edinburgh, your students will have the exciting opportunity to explore this.
While Edinburgh is the perfect destination in which to explore Scotland’s traditional culture, it remains an important cultural centre within the UK and hosts both the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, which is one of the world’s largest international arts festivals.
A school trip to Edinburgh will give your students the opportunity to better understand the diversity of cultures within the United Kingdom.
An important centre for medical developments
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Athens of Britain’, Edinburgh has a long association with education and medicine is one of the fields for which the city is well known.
Indeed, many medical advancements have happened here, thanks to pioneering Scottish physicians, including Joseph Lister, whose work in antiseptic surgery led to a drastic reduction of post-operative infections and made surgery so much safer for patients.
There are some fantastic educational visits in Edinburgh for history groups studying medicine through time, including the History of Surgery Museum, where students will learn more about Joseph Lister and other pioneering physicians.