I consider myself very lucky to be a fairly regular visitor to Scotland. It’s truly one of my favourite places. H. and I had a quick but great trip earlier this month visiting some of my family. We rented a car one day and drove along the coast as far as Dunbar. We completely lucked out with the weather as you can see!
Some quick ideas for trips to the area:
*best views in Edinburgh: Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, the Scott monument, Blackford Hills
*Water of Leith, Stockbridge
*Breakfast/lunch/coffee/brunch (or all of the above) at Milk
*Poke around the Old Town (High Street, Grassmarket)
*Tour the Scottish Parliament
*City of literature
*Sit in the Princes Street Gardens and admire the views!
*National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Scotland
*North Berwick and coastline is well worth it if you have the time.
*Lots of other ideas here