Edinburgh and Glasgow 4 Day Itinerary

The following is a part of our UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium trip. Please Click Here to see the London part of the itinerary.

We wanted to experience some highlights of urban Scotland. Since our time was limited, we vowed to be back in the future to experience the nature side and track down the legendary Loch Ness Monster. We arrived in Edinburgh via EasyJet from London around 10am and hopped on the Airlink 100 bus that took us to Waverley Bridge. After checking into our hotel on Princes Street with a direct view of the Castle (What a great surprise for $48USD a night). We visited the following all on foot:

  • New Town of Edinburgh (Princes, Rose, George, Hill, Queen)
  • Queen Street Gardens
  • Moray Place
  • Georgian House
  • Charlotte Square
  • Princes Street Gardens
  • Floral Clock
  • Waverley Market
  • Greyfriars Bobby
  • Museum of Scotland
  • Royal Museum

After dinner, we went back to the hotel and bought our tickets to the Edinburgh Castle online here to avoid the massive lines.

We set off early this day to pick up our prepaid tickets at the computer kiosk inside the castle. Everything we did this day was again all on foot including a nice relaxing morning stroll to the castle.

  • Old Town of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Castle (official advance tickets)
  • Esplanade/Castlehill
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
  • Gladstone’s Land
  • St. Giles Cathedral
  • Museum of Childhood
  • Admired John Knox’s House
  • Holyrood Abbey
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Scottish Parliament Building
  • Holyrood Park

After a lunch picnic at the Holyrood Park, we knew that we would want a sweet reward for hiking up Arthur’s seat. With a bag of different flavor fudge in our day pack, we continued our day and visited the following:

  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Burns Monument
  • Nelson Monument
  • National Monument
  • Royal Terrace Garden

We had dinner around St James Shopping Centre.

In the morning we visited museums such as:

  • National Museum of Scotland
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Scottish National Gallery

We left Edinburgh from Waverley Station and arrived in Glasgow around 3pm and checked into our hotel in Glasgow by George Square. The rest of the day was spent and visited:

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • City Chambers
  • George Square
  • The Lighthouse by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • Glasgow Cross

We took it easy this day and spent another day on foot all around Glasgow searching for more buildings by Mackintosh and visited the following:

  • Willow Tea Rooms
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Kelvingrove Park
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
  • Hunterian Museum

We hopped onto the #500 Glasgow Shuttle bus to GLA and took EasyJet across the English Channel onward to Amsterdam.

Let the Amsterdam fun begin~

Greatest view from a room under $50USD Greatest view from a room under $50USD

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