School Art Trip to Edinburgh
Activities for Edinburgh
Frequently Asked Questions
We would recommend spending around 3 days in Edinburgh to make the most out of visiting the Scottish capital on your school trip.
Edinburgh is a relatively compact city, with many of the main sights within walking distance of each other. For longer journeys, we would recommend using Edinburgh's excellent buses and trams.
You cannot visit Edinburgh without a visit to Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse which sit at opposite ends of the Royal Mile to one another. We would also highly recommend the Harry Potter walking tour, which offers the opportunity to find out how the city inspired J K Rowling's world-famous series.
There are quite a few free things to do in Edinburgh on your school trip. You could visit the city's beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens which, as well as the beautiful plants, also offers spectacular views across the Edinburgh cityscape, including Edinburgh Castle. The spectacular St. Giles Cathedral is also free to visit and is on the Royal Mile. And if your group is interested in fine art, you'll be pleased to discover that the Scottish National Gallery is also free to visit.
Edinburgh offers lots of educational opportunities for a range of subjects including art, history and even music, making it a fantastic option for a cross-curricular school trip.
Why choose Halsbury?
Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
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