Cultural excursions

Excursions in Edinburgh are offered to all our students and everyone is welcome to join them. These excursions are accompanied by one of our teachers and they offer an extra opportunity for you to practise your English listening and speaking skills and get to know the other students in the school. We visit a variety of places in Edinburgh city and learn about the city's history and Scottish culture.

Depending on the time of year, we may visit places within an hour's drive of Edinburgh so you can experience the culture and natural beauty of Scotland. Popular excursions include castles, historical houses and palaces, villages, a whisky distillery, monuments and museums.

There may be a small charge for transport or entrance fees depending on the location. Full information about excursions is available in the school coffee area.


Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. The Old and New Town areas have UNESCO World Heritage Site protection which together with the sea and hills outside the city combine to give Edinburgh a unique character. Home of the Scottish Parliament, festivals, concerts and exhibitions - Edinburgh is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, a perfect place to learn English. There are plenty of things for you to do in the city after your English classes, many of our museums and galleries are free to enter and there are lots of cultural attractions. It is a great size of city to visit on foot, why not climb Carlton Hill or Arthurs Seat and enjoy the panoramic view of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Carlton Hill


Scotland is a small and welcoming English-speaking country. It has beautiful scenery and a long and colourful history of its own, in addition to a distinctive culture and traditions. Scottish people are known all over the world for their warmth and hospitality. It is easy for you to join an organised tour at the weekends and visit the Highlands, the West Coast, the Borders or the famous Isle of Skye.

After your English course in Edinburgh you could stay on in Scotland for a few days or weeks and use your new English skills to explore more of our lovely country.

Places to visit in and around Edinburgh

View our trips on the blog