Educational Trip To Edinburgh For International Schools
Immerse yourself in history and iconic monuments whilst exploring Edinburgh’s modern side in a tour of Scotland’s vibrant capital.
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A must see for anyone visiting the city, the Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. Located in the Old Town on the Castle Rock, you can enjoy great views as well as learn about Scotland’s fascinating history. According to archaeologists, human occupation on the rock dates as far back as the Iron Age (2nd century AD). Discover how through the centuries the castle went from being a royal residence to being used as military barracks.
Open since 1835, Camera Obscurra & World of Illusions is where 21st century tech meets classic illusions. Students will love exploring the 5 floors which offer great opportunities for fun pictures. Discover a world where things are not what they seem, with exhibits designed to explore Edinburgh from within. Don’t forget to head to the rooftop for stunning views of the city. We guarantee you and your group will enjoy this visit!
A different way to learn about Edinburgh’s history is to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon located in the heart of the city. Live actors will take you on a journey and tell you all about the city’s past through story telling & amazing special effects. The tour lasts 80 minutes and includes 2 underground rides.
This versatile museum will suit different trips and subjects. Students will explore everything from art & design, science, nature, cultures, technology and the Scottish history, all under one roof. The Grand Gallery offers a beautiful space with different exhibitions running every year. The National Museum of Scotland ensures a rich visit and plenty to see!
Edinburgh Zoo are proud to be the only zoo in the UK to look after giant pandas. A visit to Edinburgh Zoo is your chance to see these beautiful animals as well as penguins, monkeys, wallabies, exotic birds and many more! It is also your chance to see the UK’s only koalas eating their way through the eucalyptus garden.
This unique venue is dedicated to telling the life story of planet Earth. Your students will be taken on a magical journey through various exhibits, interactive displays and 360 degree films showcased in the ShowDome, the only one of its kind in Scotland. Embark on 4DVENTURE and feel the Earth move beneath your feet! Tours at Dynamic Earth include a Secondary school workshop of your choice.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. The palace showcases both elements from the Scottish history and today’s use from the Royal Family. The Queen comes every year to carry out official duties during Holyrood week which takes place from the end of June to the beginning of July. Holyroodhouse is also associated with some of Scotland’s most iconic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tickets include an audio guide.
Beneath the city’s South Bridge hides a world you would never guess excited. Discover a series of 19 hidden arches which became Edinburgh’s first commercial street. Back in the 18th century, the vaults were used by local tradesmen as workshops and storage spaces. Later on, they became home to the homeless and various criminal activities. Go on a tour to explore this hidden world and find out more about Edinburgh’s fascinating past.
Home to Her Majesty The Queen for over 40 years, the Royal Yacht Britannia is one of Edinburgh’s key attractions. Make your way to the Ocean Terminal and follow the footsteps of many prestigious guests including Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. The visit includes Britannia’s Visitor Centre, the Bridge, the State Apartments, Crew’s Quarters and the Engine Room. Step aboard and be fascinated by the Royal residence. Audio tours are available.