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Best things to do travelling Edinburgh with a teenager...

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Best things to do travelling Edinburgh with a teenager...

I'm going to go visit my sister who lives in Edinburgh with my 16 year old brother (I'm 22) and am wondering what would be the best things to do? I am looking for active tours and things to do. I have kayaking and hiking on the list. We are not city people and prefer active things to do. Also any idea which tour company would be best for tours of the isle of sky, highlands etc. that we would both enjoy?

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1. Re: Best things to do travelling Edinburgh with a teenager...

Midlothian Ski & Boarding centre, largest in Europe is on the edge of the city also gives spectacular views. Ratho Rock Climbing centre is also in the edge of the city.

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Have a look at Rabbies tours www.rabbies.com for lots of different tour options.

For Kayaking and proper outdoor sports you need to get out of the city centre obviously but there are loads of options in the Perthshire area - this is a well known company offering these type of trips http://www.naelimits.com/

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Try some "mad" mountain biking http://m.7stanesmountainbiking.com bikes etc are available for hire on certain sites.

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Go Ape?

http://goape.co.uk/go-ape-in-scotland

Abs :)

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5. Re: Best things to do travelling Edinburgh with a teenager...

Climb Arthur's Seat, hike in the Pentland hills from Hillend, boat trip to incholm, catch a train over the Forth Rail Bridge and hike some of the Five Coastal path, Indoor climbing centre at Ratho just past airport? Has he read the da Vinci Code, Roslin Chapel and glen?

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6. Re: Best things to do travelling Edinburgh with a teenager...

There are a lot of good activities on the water. Sea kayaking on the Forth. Here is one provider http://www.duneideannseakayaking.com/ - I havent tried but it looks good. Less active but good trips are the visit to see the gannets and puffins on Bass Rock from North Berwick. Short train ride to North Berwick then 1 hour boat trip - the experience of being so close to a huge gannet colony is amazing. I recommend the Sula2 - but there are other operators. Also the trip from South Queensferry to Incholm Island, under the dramatic Forth Bridge and then to an island with a ruined abbey, military fortifications and nesting birds.

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