As Scotland’s seat, a day trip to Edinburgh is a no brainer. Just hop on a scenic train journey over Scotland’s own Golden Gate the Forth Bridge and voila! This festival city boasts festivals for every interest and hosts a wealth of life-affirming things to do. Historically speaking, you’ve got the Castle exalted upon high above the main thoroughfare, the Old Town with its Royal Mile and accompanying attractions — think Camera Obscura, the Real Mary King’s Close, the Writers’ Museum, the Parliament, Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat and the National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh Gin Distillery is great for a boozy ordeal, as are any of the Whisky Tours. From comedy clubs to cobbled streets, bars galore and more, this is the day trip that you will want to extend indefinitely!