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School General & Cultural Trip to Edinburgh

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Your school trip to Edinburgh will give your students the exciting opportunity to explore the history and culture of Scotland and will help them to better understand the diversity of the UK!

Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th century, making it the perfect destination for a school trip designed to introduce your students to this spectacular country.

The city has long been an important centre for education, politics, science and engineering and is the UK’s second-largest financial centre.

Edinburgh is home to a great variety of historical attractions, museums and art galleries, so it’s no surprise that it’s also the UK’s second most-visited city.

As well as the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile, your students can explore the history of chocolate at the Chocolatarium, discover Edinburgh’s darkest history at the Edinburgh Dungeons and explore the world of illusions at Camera Obscura!

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day 1/3

Morning

Morning

Travel to Edinburgh

Afternoon

Afternoon

Time for lunch and explore the city

Visit to Camera Obscura & the World of Illusions or the Edinburgh Dungeon

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at local restaurant

Day 2/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast in accommodation

Visit to Edinburgh Castle

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the History of Surgery Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3/3

Morning

Morning

Breakfast at accommodation and check out

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia or the Chocolatarium

Evening

Evening

Travel back to school

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconEvening meals at local restaurant
  • tick iconReturn coach travel
  • tick iconEntrance to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
  • tick iconEntrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • tick iconEntrance to the Edinburgh Dungeon
  • tick iconEntrance to the History of Surgery Museum

Educational activities and visits

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland is a must-visit on a school trip to Edinburgh. Here, you'll find some fantastic exhibitions… Read More

The History of Surgery Museum

The History of Surgery Museum, Edinburgh

For any groups studying the history of medicine, a visit to the History of Surgery Museum in Edinburgh is unmissable!… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

Camera Obscura and World of Illusion

The Camera Obscura show is a fascinating and highly amusing way to see the city and learn about its history.… Read More

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle dominates the capital and offers stunning views of the city and countryside. As part of the visit you… Read More

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

Journey into the depths of Edinburgh's darkest history with a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeons! Professional actors will bring history… Read More

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

Harry Potter Walking Tour, Edinburgh

J. K. Rowling famously wrote the first instalment of theHarry Potterseries in a number of cafes in Edinburgh. On a… Read More

National Wallace Monument

National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument sits on top of a hill overlooking Stirling and commemorates one of Scotland's national heroes, Sir… Read More

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, also known as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Sitting… Read More

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia spent 44 years carrying the Royal Family around the world, covering over a million nautical miles.… Read More

The Chocolatarium

The Chocolatarium, Edinburgh

Enjoy a 90-minute fully guided tour of chocolate at Edinburgh's Chocolatarium, just off the Royal Mile! Your students will find… Read More

Accommodation

a&o Edinburgh
a&o Edinburgh
A&O Edinburgh

The a&o hostel in Edinburgh is ideally located in the heart of the city on the famous Royal Mile, meaning that if you choose to stay here you will be close to all of Edinburgh's top visits and attractions.

With 131 rooms and a total of 610 beds in singles, twins and multi-bedded rooms, there's plenty of room for your group here.

A&O Edinburgh

The a&o hostel in Edinburgh is ideally located in the heart of the city on the famous Royal Mile, meaning that if you choose to stay here you will be close to all of Edinburgh's top visits and attractions.

With 131 rooms and a total of 610 beds in singles, twins and multi-bedded rooms, there's plenty of room for your group here.

Supporting you every step of the way!

Creating your perfect trip

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After you've booked

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While you're away

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After your trip

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Need help?

Rachael McLoughlin — Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

Rachael McLoughlin
Cologne was a very interesting location for our Maths students. The opportunity to see Maths in action was a pleasant plus — Kingsdale Foundation School, July 2019

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As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

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The Halsbury Difference

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