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  • Holyrood House
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Scotland’s capital city makes a great destination for students to study the history, culture and government of a country, without travelling vast distances. Edinburgh is a renowned city of culture, with many top museums, galleries and attractions that will make a fascinating trip for any subject. There is plenty to see and do, from the historical Royal Mile to the fascinating Camera Obscura, you will find something for everyone in the Scottish capital.

Sample Itinerary

We recommend a minimum 3 day itinerary. Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs, that’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you.

Day 1

Travel to Edinburgh with a stop on the way in at the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Overnight in a central hostel with dinner perhaps at the hostel.

Day 2

So much to pack in to day 2 with possible visits to the Castle, Camera Obscura, Story Telling café, Parliament Building and Dynamic Earth. Dinner at Hard Rock Café.

Day 3

Visit the National Museum and use their superb on line work sheets. Travel home.

Visits And Excursions

Each group will have its own special interests and curricular needs, that’s why every visit can be completely tailored around you. You’ll find some suggestions below, but let us know what you want to see or do and we will advise on the best way to make use of your time.

Rondo Recommends:

A - Art & Architecture | C - Culture | G - Geography | H - History | L - Leisure | P - Performing Arts | Sc - Science, Tech & Engineering | G - General Tourist Attraction

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle


The granite fortress dominating the city houses the crown jewels of Scotland amongst its many historic relics and artefacts recounting the country’s history. Complimentary guides are available to enhance your visit.

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

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This fascinating world of optical illusions close to the castle also offers fantastic views across Edinburgh. It is a great place to start your tour of the city.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth

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This is a five star visitor attraction close to Holyroodhouse. With many interactive displays on the origins of the earth, this is a great opportunity for your students to learn and engage with science.

National Museum Of Scotland - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture Geography History General Tourist Attraction

This excellent museum is home to a number of galleries such as natural history, art & design, world cultures and the history of Scotland, so will be able to satisfy students studying a variety of subjects. To get the most out of visiting the National Museums across Edinburgh. Visit the link here to see what exhibitions and events will be available during your visit.

Britannia - (Click for more information)

History General Tourist Attraction

As one of the top visitor attractions in the whole of the UK, a visit to the royal yacht is not to be missed during a stay in Edinburgh. You can explore this special residence of the royal family, learn about the ship’s interesting history and even buy your tea on board.


Art and Architecture Culture Geography History Leisure Activity Science, Technology and Engineering General Tourist Attraction

There are many opportunities and different ways of seeing the sights of Edinburgh. We can take you around on your coach and employ a Blue Badge guide for the best access to information or you can join one of the open top tours with hop on and hop off facilities.

The Real Mary King’s Close - (Click for more information)

History General Tourist Attraction

Discover this warren of underground streets, shrouded in mystery but with a fascinating real life history.

Let the excellent costumed guides bring this hidden world to life.

The Royal Mile - (Click for more information)

Geography History General Tourist Attraction

The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, resting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat. A wealth of visits on one road.

HolyroodHouse - (Click for more information)

Culture History General Tourist Attraction

The Queen is in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during Holyrood week, which usually takes place from the end of June to the beginning of July.

Scottish Parliament - (Click for more information)

Art and Architecture Culture History General Tourist Attraction

Discover the visitor areas of the Scottish Parliament, including the Debating Chamber. Spend as long as you like, or just take a view from outside this iconic building.

The Story Telling Centre - (Click for more information)

Culture History

A vibrant arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile showcasing Scotland's Culture. Storytelling for your group rranged around your chosen subject.

Safestay Smart City Hostel, located just off The Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town. It's the perfect base to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. The city's famed attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Scott Monument are right on the doorstep. The great location on Blackfriars Street means you are only minutes from Waverley Station, which is right next to the airport bus stand and the city centre tram stop. All rooms have private facilities and room sizes range from 2 to 12 beds.

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is part of the SHA chain, and offers a secure environment for the younger children and excellent quality en-suite multi bedded rooms. It is an extremely well run hostel close to one of the main theatres.