World-renowned for offering frequenting holidaymakers with an inimitable combination of Stone Age architecture and ancient atmospherics, the small but picturesque town of Ratho famously warms the hearts of thousands of visitors year after year. Located west of Edinburgh’s exciting and one-of-a-kind expanse, the historic grounds of Ratho provide thrills not only for those invested in Scotland’s storied past, but adventurous travellers as well can brave exciting rock walls at the impressive Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, one of the most exciting sports recreation centres in all of Europe. For those visitors leaning more toward relaxation, Ratho’s timeless setting also features an ancient church, bucolic countryside surroundings perfect for family picnicking, and a fascinating canal open to public exploration.
- Explore the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, which features challenging courses for all levels of climbing skill, as well as authentic quarry wall courses.
- Visit St. Mary’s Parish Church, a favourite amongst frequenting holidaymakers, with a mysterious history dating back to the 12th century of what is now the United Kingdom.
- Board a Seagull Trust Cruise for a delightful afternoon spent exploring the charming waters of Ratho’s Union Canal.
Ratho is exceptionally easy to access thanks to its small and quaint size. Visitors flying into Edinburgh’s International Airport, which services flights from Europe in particular, will find themselves located minutes from this one-of-a-kind destination. Car rentals are abundantly available from the airport and serve as a prime form of transportation for exploring Edinburgh’s surrounding areas. Indeed, visitors travelling by private car should visit Pentland Hills Regional Park for impeccable views of Scotland’s countrywide.
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