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8 places to go with mini bus hire Edinburgh


There is no better way to visit Edinburgh as a group than by hiring a mini bus that gives the independence to choose the best spots to go. If a place is too busy it’s possible to move onto another destination without putting up with the crowd and noise.

A popular destination by minibus is the Scottish Seabird Centre which is close to Edinburgh at Berwick. It takes about thirty minutes to reach by mini bus and has been named the Biarritz of the North. Bass Rock can be found here and it is an extinct volcano, which is home to a unique rock gannet colony. A mini bus can’t be driven into the colony as a short boat trip is the only way to get there. It’s a thrill to ride the waves to get to this isolated bird colony.


Another much visited destination by groups who use mini bus hire Edinburgh is Inchcolm Island which has acted as a key point for defending the city since Roman days. Today, it is home to a much visited abbey. There are fantastic views of Edinburgh from the beach too.

When it’s time for tea there is no better place to go to, than Hopetoun House, a Georgian home situated in 150 acres of woodland and parkland where deer roam free. It has a great tea house which offers lovely views of the Forth.

One would never have thought that Scotland would be a diving destination with icy cold waters and bleak winters but there are sharks diving not far from Edinburgh in Fife at Deep Sea World. Participants dive into an aquarium to swim with harmless Sand Tiger Sharks and the temperatures are quite comfortable, summer through to winter. It’s only 15 minutes by mini bus from Edinburgh.

There’s a lot to do at Bathgate Hills, a few minutes’ drive from Edinburgh. Its 913 acres offers many outdoor activities such as canoeing, archery, orienteering, rock climbing and jogging. There is also a deer park and it’s a great destination for family groups in a hired mini bus to enjoy a picnic.

Musselburgh is in a picturesque location on Edinburgh’s fringes by the coast and has a beautiful beach, a racecourse and most important on a hot summer’s day a well-known ice cream shop founded by Italian immigrants in 1908 and still in the hands of the same

There is nothing better than driving to a Scottish iconic loch and Linlithgow Palace sits on a loch’s shores, which in 1542 the birth of Mary Queen of Scots took place.  It was nearly destroyed by the army of the Duke of Cumberland in 1746.

Lots of kids love to visit mazes and one can be found a short mini bus journey from Edinburgh at Traquair Castle which has been in existence since 1981 and is spread over nearly 2 acres with a quarter mile labyrinth of paths to get lost in. Traquair Castle also has its own boutique brewery and a sweet museum. It might take more than a few minutes to find a route through the maze so plenty of time should be set aside when hiring a mini bus for the day.

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