indoor climbing arena
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena6
Why locals love it
Built into a quarry, EICA has something to offer for all skills and ages - giant walls and over 250 routes for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Not to mention the aerial assault course! There's also shopping, bouldering, gym and massage in a spa, all in one space. Staff is very upbeat and helpful, facilities are safe and clean.
Why you should visit it
A great option for an active holiday. Even if you are afraid of heights this place is enough to convince you to give it a go. At the time of its opening in 2003 it was the biggest indoor climbing arena in the world.
Have an extra layer on you (at least in winter!. Trying to climb a wall with cold fingers is not a pleasant experience.