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2 nights accom. & travel  for 35 students and 4 staff

travel to edinburgh

School Trips to Edinburgh

Scotland's capital is a city of beautiful contrasts. The ancient Edinburgh castle perched atop its volcanic crag, the mishmash of medieval tenements towering over the Royal Mile, and the New Town's neoclassical grandeur are all out to impress, but they're just the start of educational things to see and do on a school trip to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Zoo houses over 1000 extraordinary creatures and is a European leader in animal welfare, conservation and education, while at the Dynamic Earth visitor centre you can come face-to-face with a dinosaur, swoop over glaciers or feel a volcano erupt beneath your feet. Take a spooky walk through the city's winding, cobbled streets after dark, or head to the 17th Century Royal Botanic Gardens, with hothouses, which are particularly great on cold days, and discover the largest collection of Chinese wild flower specimens outside of China.

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Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Edinburgh - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle

One of the most famous castles in the United Kingdom with a dramatic position that leads the skyline of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Castle highlights Middle Age history and warfare.

Scone Palace

Scone Palace was the crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned. You can wander down the Long Galley where King Charles II strode to his coronation in 1651.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Edinburgh Accommodation

Edinburgh Accommodation - Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel

  • Specialises in youth groups
  • Located close to attractions

The Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is a popular option for school and youth groups as it offers great value accommodation with modern and en-suite facilities.

Location: The hostel is conveniently located walking distance to Edinburgh's main attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament and is only a 10-minute walk from public transport links.

Facilities: With a self-catering kitchen, on-site restaurant and bar, the hostel offers a variety of amenities.

Accommodation: All rooms are en-suite with a mixture of dorm sizes. Premium twin and double rooms are available with TV/DVD and tea & coffee making facilities.

Meals: Breakfast to full board basis available, can include packed lunches and evening meals.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

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Recommended Educational Trips to Edinburgh

Equity can recommend edinburgh for the following subjects - click on the information below to discover more about our subject specific itineraries and excursions.