Edinburgh villages: 12 of the loveliest villages you can visit that are close to Edinburgh

Attractive and interesting places for a day out from Edinburgh

Last year, Edinburgh beat places like Prague, Madrid and New York to be named the most beautiful city in the world in the annual Time Out index. And 95 per cent of the Capital’s citizens were said to agree.

But Edinburgh’s appeal should not be allowed to overshadow the many attractive villages within easy reach of the city. Across the Lothians, over in Fife and down in the Borders there are many beautiful places to visit. Here are a few you might want to explore.