If you are planning a business trip to Edinburgh, or are being dragged along to one, then you may only have a few hours to enjoy this stunning Scottish city. Here are some excellent business trip ideas for when you arrive at the Scottish capital.
Book a Central Venue
If your business trip is going to involve a conference, or perhaps training, then make sure you look for a central venue that can accommodate to your needs. Ensuring a central location means that you and your staff will have more time to enjoy and explore the city of Edinburgh. One that is close to a train station is perfect for those who are travelling in using public transport. Also look at nearby restaurants and hotels to maximise the time you have available and reduce travelling.
Royal Botanic Gardens
A good location and free entry for all makes this an extremely popular place to visit in Edinburgh, especially for those on business meetings. There are 31 hectares of land which shows off a wide range of plants, trees and habitats. The glasshouses charge a small fee during peak times, although you will find the experience well worth the money! If you have the time in the Scottish capital then you really must visit these Royal Botanic Gardens.
Easily the number one attraction in Edinburgh, this is a great spot for a bit of team building or even a leisurely hike on your own. Arthur’s Seat is a hill fort which is said to date around 2,000 years back! Surrounded by wildlife, volcanic geology and plenty of points of scientific interest, this is a must visit for those who like to venture.
Royal Yacht Britannia
If you have a couple of days in Edinburgh then you really must visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was voted as Scotland’s best visitor attraction by Visit Scotland. Experience what life was like for those on the Royal Yacht Britannia that served the royal family for over 40 years! A palace on water, you are able to explore all 5 decks with an audio tour including the State Apartments and the famous Royal Deck Tea Room.
Edinburgh Delta Force Paintball
To relieve some stress after a busy conference or meeting, there is nothing quite like getting to shoot your fellow employees with paint. Great as a celebratory event or even a team building exercise this paintballing experience is one like no other. Make sure you take a camera along to take pictures of the incredible scenery which surrounds this paintball zone. Get ready to shoot across bridges, replica villages and even spooky graveyards. Your staff will love you forever after a few hours here, or if they don’t then you will know by the amount of paint you are covered in.
Business trips to Edinburgh don’t need to be boring or spent in a conference centre all day. Make sure you get your staff out and about to experience this truly cultural and beautiful Scottish city.