The Lothians is a region located in eastern Scotland that is made up of three shires, mainly the East, Mid and West Lothian. It’s the home of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. This place is rich in history and culture. Mix it up with great scenery and food, and that’s what makes the Lothians a one of a kind vacation spot on its own. Many tourists around the world visit the Lothians every year. So what can you do when traveling in the Lothians? Let’s find out.
Witness The Natural Beauty
You should visit Portobello’s beach, just minutes away from Edinburgh. Golden sand and crystal clear waters, perfect place for those who want to take a dip and bathe in the Scottish sunshine. You can also visit the Polkemmet Country Park. You can play golf, see some displays or barbecue if you’re hungry from your road trip. Great place to bond with your friends and family.
See Its World Famous Castles
If you want some history lessons, this tour definitely suits you. We all know that Scotland is full of majestic and historical castles. You can travel back to the dark ages and go medieval once again by touring to these castles:
- Borthwick Castle – Borthwick
- Craigmillar Castle – Edinburgh
- Merchiston Castle – Edinburgh
- Fenton Tower – East Lothian
- Tantallon Castle – East Lothian
- Dirleton Castle – East Lothian
- Winton House – Pencaitland
Eat and Drink the Scottish Way
Our trip to the Lothians is not complete without tasting traditional Scottish foods and drinks! Of course, we should try haggis, the nation’s national dish. Here are other famous dishes that Scotland offers:
- Dundee Cake
- Dunlop Cheese
- Smoked Salmon
- Scottish Porridge
- Scottish Tablet
Then there’s whiskey. Scottish whiskey is world renown and about 40 bottles per second is being shipped outside Scotland everyday. But there are also other tasty beverages that you can try in Scotland. There’s Irn Bru, a carbonated softdrink described as “Scotland’s Other National Drink”. Then there’s the Scottish fruit juices, healthy and tasty at the same time. They a packed with vitamins and nutrients, it also detoxifies our bodies. There are awesome benefits in drinking fresh fruit juice so you should start juicing today.
I hope you enjoyed our quick tour in the Lothians. Awesome place to chill and relax with your friends and loved ones. See you around!