In Midlothian the must see is Rosslyn Chapel. Recently made famous by the Da Vinci Code it actually dates back to 1446. It swirls in myths and legends â€“ some people still believe that the Holy Grail is buried beneath the church â€“ and the imagery contained amongst the hundreds of ornate carvings that cover the interior would take a real life symbologist years to wade through. The nearby Roslin Glen is a green escape nearby where you can relax afterwards.
A more natural Midlothian attraction are the Pentland Hills. These chunky hills rise up just to the south of Edinburgh and offer sweeping views of the city. We love walking here at all times of year, but especially in winter when they offer a safer alternative to the Highlands. There are myriad walks to suit all fitness levels including all day epics that take in a number of peaks. In recent years the Pentland Hills have also become more and more popular for mountain biking.