A few of the weird, beautiful and interesting day trips less than an hour from Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Summer Fun: Here are 17 quirky, unusual and interesting activities and trips to try in and around the Capital

With the summer holidays well under way many of us have some extra time on our hands - and children to entertain.

It’s the perfect opportunity to check out the many amazing day trips, activities and outings you can enjoy in and around Edinburgh.

Ever walked an alpaca or crossed the Forth Road Bridge on foot? How about giving roller skating a shot, trying to find a 480 million year old fossil creature, or visiting a mysterious plague island?

Those are just a few of the experiences you can enjoy this summer – and none are more than an hour from the Capital.

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