A Visit To Edinburgh…

Edinburgh! It is a vibrant and multicultural city where people from all over the world come to visit, study, work and explore. The city of Edinburgh has so much to offer for absolutely everyone with its great atmosphere, historical culture, food choices, world-renowned events, iconic views, and attractions.

I first visited Edinburgh with my family when I was younger and since that point, I have kept coming back. I was lucky enough to go on to study at Edinburgh University, which gave me the opportunity to live in the city for two years. Every day that I was living here felt like I could be a tourist because there was just so much to explore and see. This is my thoughts on why Edinburgh is amazing and why a visit to Edinburgh should be on the top of your list

Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world.

Best thing to do in Edinburgh

The historical side of the city is what really makes Edinburgh stand out, with the Castle that dominates the skyline and one of the most incredible cityscapes in the world. There are many museums including The National Museum of Scotland, which has fantastic collections and interactive exhibitions. The cites can be explored by coach, and on foot through guided tours.  Equally, grabbing a map and exploring the city yourself is quite the adventure.


Don’t forget the daily firing of the 1 oclock cannon from Edinburgh Castle, wouldn’t want you to miss it. 


With the different seasons come different events. During the winter, the Christmas Markets, ferris wheel and ice rink line the streets of Princes Street Gardens. And, don’t forget the Viking tradition of igniting the Hogmanay celebrations with a torchlight procession. Thousands of people gather and march through the old and new town to Holyrood Park, where they become the distinctive outline of Scotland when viewed from the sky.

During the summer months, there is the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event runs during August and attracts many visitors each year, and for good reason. An incredible festival of culture with comedy, and music to entertain everyone. 

During these amazing months, there is also a foodie vibe, which caters for all walks of life through rooftop bar/restaurant, casual cafes, cocktail bars and many independent tea shops for the most gorgeous afternoon tea. Although my personal favorite is The Dome, and its lovely Georgian decorated room.

From roaming around the streets where there are buskers with bagpipes, the odd magician and living statues (I think one of them is a levitating Yoda) along The Royal Mile. The city of Edinburgh is the only place to start your Scottish adventure, one of the things I enjoy most about Edinburgh is its accessibility to everywhere else in Scotland.

I couldn’t talk about Edinburgh or Scotland without talking about adventuring outdoors. I am a keen outdoors person and as much as I love the city and its incredible ability to just keep giving. I do love leaving it to breathe the fresh Scottish air! I can explore so much in such a short time from Edinburgh. The Pentland Hills are close by with lovely walks that overlook the whole of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. There is also a dry ski slope and some great cycle tracks nearby. The opportunities also extend as far as adrenaline sports including coasteering and canyoning. 

Edinburgh is an amazing place to visit!

Intrepidus Outdoors

Intrepidus Outdoors specialises in Outdoor Activites Edinburgh. We are a adventure tourism and outdoor education provider based in Edinburgh. We specialise in canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking and hill walking, and deliver these adventurous experiences across Scotland and the North of England. The experiences that we provide take clients into some of the most exquisite, incredible and extreme environments the UK has to offer.

Mission Statment :

To deliver the highest quality adventurous experiences to entertain, thrill and inspire.

Outdoor Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

Our values reflect those of a business started by a small group of rock climbers and mountain bikers. The experiences that we have had adventuring, and our passion for the outdoors, has led us to choose a lifestyle dedicated to sharing our love for the outdoors with others. The approach that we take to the experiences that we provide, and the business that we run, is that of sustainability, and an unapologetic quest for quality.

For us at Intrepidus Outdoors, we recognise that our experiences kayaking in clean rivers, surfing on unpolluted beaches and climbing frozen waterfalls have contributed to who we are as people. Therefore, protecting the planet so that the next generation of adventurers can have their own experiences, is hugely important for us. We believe that for people, communities and businesses to make the choice to minimise their impact on our planet, they must first value the planet that we have. We feel that the best way for people to value our blue planet, is to have first hand quality experiences in nature. They can then see the beauty of a forest, feel the power of an ocean and learn to love what is outside our towns and cities, so that they then fight to protect them. We strive to through the products that we deliver make a small difference to peoples understanding of the impact that they have on our world.

Our experiences adventuring have made us who we are and Intrepidus Outdoors is a reflection of us. We provide real adventurous experience that we hope you will cherish.

Adventure Activities Edinburgh & Scotland

There are cities where stuff is happening all year round and where you will never get bored. Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of these cities. It’s an extraordinary place, full of history, festivals, impressive architecture and plenty of attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Not to mention that we are located on the door step of so many amazing adventures and outdoor experiences.

We would like to introduce you to this extraordinary city, giving you a full range of possibilities that can be found north of the wall! Edinburgh has a huge dose of beautiful history, world-famous festivals, fantastic attractions, adrenaline fuled expereinces and great food. Edinburgh is calling you and you simply cannot refuse its invitation.

There are a many outdoor and adventurous experiences to be had in Edinburgh. If you are a thrill seeker visiting Edinburgh and interested in a canyoning, coasteering or mountain biking adventure in Scotland, Get In Touch!

Outdoor Adventures Scotland

It’s no secret that Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the rural coastlines to vast mountain ranges, we have it all.

Whatever kind of experience you’re after you’re sure to find it here, so we’ve put together an adventurer’s guide to Scotland to help get you started. Our guide breaks down all the outdoor activities Edinburgh has to offer and many more adventures to keep you entertained on your holdiay.

To read more check out our adventures guide to Scotland [here]

Check out our Trip Advisor, Youtube channel, Visit Scotland page and blog to hear about how others found their outdoor adventure with Intrepidus outdoors and to see what we do!


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