There are many places of natural and cultural interest to visit in and around Edinburgh while you are studying at ECS Scotland. You can easily experience the culture and natural beauty of Scotland with day and weekend trips from Edinburgh.
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.
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.
As well as providing a further language learning opportunity, our weekly excursions allow students to experience the unique culture and natural beauty of Scotland.