Subtotal: £0.00

Your shopping basket is empty.

Edinburgh’s Most Peaceful Spots

19/06/2017

Published By Crush Admin on 19/06/2017

The hustle and bustle of a busy city is great fun but sometimes you want to break away from it all and enjoy a little more solitude. The beauty of Edinburgh is in its many hidden spots, quiet areas and places where you can find absolute peace. Here are just some of those secret little places you can find peace in and around the city.

Traditional Turkish Baths

Thought more popular than they used to be Edinburgh’s traditional Turkish baths at Portobello Swim Centre offer a wonderfully relaxing experience. The Turkish Baths at Portobello are the only publicly open baths in the whole of Scotland and all three traditional hot chambers are available with the freezing pool at the end. Wonderful for your body and soul, you cannot help but feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Craigmillar Castle

Less popular than other Edinburgh attractions but no less majestic, Craigmillar is known as one of Scotland’s best-preserved landmarks. It maintains its awe-inspiring medieval features and it has a rich history which can be explored as you stroll both the grounds and through the castle itself.

Portobello Beach

One of the closest beaches to the centre of Edinburgh, Portobello Beach can be popular on the sunniest days but most of the time it’s a fairly tranquil and peaceful spot to visit. It has a classic seaside feel with golden sands, amusement arcades and traditional promenade to enjoy.

Calton Hill

With an eclectic collection of monuments and statues to explore Calton Hill is an interesting and cultural experience. More than this, it offers some of the best views of the whole of Edinburgh and even across Scotland. On a clear day you can see Bass Rock and North Berwick.

Dunbar’s Close Garden

The Royal Mile is known for its many hidden closes but few are as intriguing and beautiful at the garden at Dunbar’s Close. A true 17th century gem and beside Canongate Kirk, Dunbar’s Close reveals a fascinatingly well-kept and traditional 17th century garden. It was donated by the Mushroom Trust to the City of Edinburgh in 1978 and was first created by Sir Patrick Geddes, a well-known Scottish biologist.

A gentle stroll to any of these locations is one way to enjoy a real sense of peace away from the busy and buzzing city centre.

Back to Blog Accommodation Contact Us
The Royal Scots Club

Related Articles

News

Betwixt & New Years Menus

14/12/2020

December is here, the decorations are up, and the turkey is roasting. It has been tough year, but we really can see the light at the end of the tunnel now and the festive cheer has us feeling very optimistic about 2021. Edinburgh is currently in protection level 3. This means that although there are […]

News

COFFEE & CAKE

24/11/2020

COFFEE & CAKE We are delighted to be offering tea, coffee, pastries, cake or mince pies in the lounge and library from 10am-4.30pm Monday – Saturday. Drop ins are always welcome but to guarantee a spot I would recommend you pre-book by phone or email on 0131 525 6156 or events@royalscotsclub.com.

Events

Literary Lunches

10/11/2020

Literary Lunches We are thrilled to announce our new series of Literary Lunches coming in 2021. Join us and three well known authors for fine food, wine & books. In Ian Rankin’s own words ‘What’s not to love?’ Our first lunch will take place on Thursday 18th March 2021 with a Scottish crime theme, featuring […]