The Edinburgh Canal Centre

A Canals in Edinburgh and Lothians

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The Edinburgh Canal Centre is on The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal, which is a 31 mile contour canal (i.e no locks) that runs from Edinburgh to the outskirts of Falkirk where it joins the Forth and Clyde Canal (lots of locks) at the amazing Falkirk Wheel. If the sun shines, the dappled beauty of the sun shining through the overhanging trees that border the canals is wonderful, combined with experiencing the Avon Aqueduct and studying the engineering involved in the construction of the canals, makes for a thoroughly enjoyable time.

The Edinburgh Canal Centre

The Bridge Inn,
27 Baird Road,
Ratho,
EH28 8RA
T 0131-333 1320
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Edinburgh and Lothians

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.