Pretty near the top of the list of Edinburgh-Flats FAQs is, ‘Where can we go for a day trip?’  As much as Edinburgh has to offer the short-stay visitor, if you have the time and the inclination we would highly recommend taking the opportunity to venture beyond the city limits and see what else southern and central Scotland has to offer close at hand.

Many of our guests arrive by car and keep it with them for the duration of their stay (take a look at our own Parking Guide for advice, if you’re thinking of doing the same).  In this section you will find Edinburgh-Flats staff’s top recommendations for A Good Day Out.

To get you started with planning your itinerary, here are some essential driving distances and our preferred travel information links. 


Estimated Driving Distances

Please note, the journey times indicated below are approximate and will vary depending on unpredictable or mitigating factors such as weather and traffic delays.

Brrr!  But beautiful.

Brrr! But beautiful.

Edinburgh to Berwick-Upon-Tweed: 56.3mi (1hr 14min)

Edinburgh to Dundee: 62.5mi (1hr 17min)

Edinburgh to Dunfermline: 17.5mi (32min)

Edinburgh to Galashiels: 32mi (55min)

Edinburgh to Glasgow: 46.2mi (1hr 1min)

Edinburgh to North Berwick: 24.8mi (45min)

Edinburgh to Peebles: 23mi (45min)

Edinburgh to St.Andrews: 50.2mi (1hr 19min)

Edinburgh to Stirling: 36.7mi (56min)


Travel Information Links

RAC Route Planner  A one-stop journey planner with up-to-the-minute traffic information including road closures and weather warnings.  Plan your day trip from door to door with maps and time, distance & cost calculators.

Scotrail  For planning and booking day tickets out of Edinburgh by train.  Includes timetables, connection info and live departures and arrivals from and to Edinburgh’s railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket.

Traffic Scotland  Live updates on any and every issue that could affect your journey out of town, including roadworks, weather and road traffic incidents.  Features a schedule of planned disruptions and live camera feeds from across the country.

Met Office  If you’re planning a day outdoors, the weather will matter.  Find comprehensive and up-to-date weather info for Scotland here including a 5-day forecast.  It’s as reliable as it can be!