Penicuik is near many of Edinburgh’s well-known sights. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Pentland Hills Regional Park and the iconic Hawthornden Castle. Two other popular spots that are nearby Penicuik are the Midlothian Snowsports Centre and the Baberton Golf Club.
Edinburgh is celebrated as being home to Edinburgh Castle. It is less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the center of town.
To really understand Edinburgh, take a trip to one of its many cultural destinations. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Scottish Mining Museum. Experience some of the popular live shows at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
If you love nature and wildlife, head to some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. There are some great green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to the Gore Glen Woodland Park in Gorebridge.
Take the time to visit the main places of interest in and around the area. The Edinburgh area features some evocative reminders of the past; every local history tour should begin with a visit to Craigmillar Castle.
To experience this region’s leafier side, tee off at the Braid Hills Golf Course and the Mortonhall Golf Course.
Nearby Tynecastle Stadium is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of soccer, and to see local heroes, the Heart of Midlothian, in action. To endear yourself with the locals, be sure to wear maroon and white, the colors of the Heart of Midlothian.
When you’re ready to rest up after discovering the many charms of Penicuik, check in to one of the area’s convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Novotel Edinburgh Park, the Minto Hotel, and the popular Cherrytree Villa Guest House.