Capital of Scotland and home to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh is a city rich in history, but with a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan culture.
Some top places to visit include:
- Edinburgh Castle – Scotland’s most visited attraction
- The Palace of Holyrood House - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland
- The Scottish Parliament – a modern architectural icon
- The Royal Mile – historic central street liking the castle and Holyrood Palace
- Arthur’s Seat – An easy to climb extinct volcano in the heart of the city
- The National Museum of Scotland – rated as one of the UKs top ten visitor attractions
- The Scott Monument – A climbable 60-meter monument to one of Scotland’s literary greats
- Princes Street Gardens – a stunning park looking up to the castle
As a cultural hub, there are a variety of top exhibitions and shows running throughout the year. It’s also home to some fantastic restaurants including four with Michelin Stars. Whiskey fans will find it hard to choose from the wide selection of top whisky pubs, museums and tours.
Whatever you like to do in your free time, you’ll find that Edinburgh has much to offer.
The city is served by Edinburgh International Airport, around 30 mins from the city centre by bus or tram and less in a taxi.