Dominating the city’s skyline, Edinburgh Castle boasts a collection of Crown Jewels, the Scottish National War Memorial and the Stone of Destiny.
The Royal Mile
A thoroughfare lined with townhouses, museums, churches, cafés and shops, The Royal Mile and its adjoining alleys make for an exciting afternoon of exploration.
Situated amongst the 640 acres of Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat provides panoramic views of the city stretching down to the mouth of the Forth.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Home to more than 3,000 exotic plants, 70 acres of land and 300 years of history, Edinburgh’s botanical gardens are the second oldest in the UK.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA)
More than 30,000 artworks make up the collection at SNGMA, including Henry Moore’s sculptures and the works of David Hockney.
St Giles’ Cathedral
Dating back to the 12th century, St Giles’ was elevated to collegiate status in 1467 and has been Edinburgh’s most visited church ever since.
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Founded in 1835, this attraction offers five floors of mind-bending optical illusions, including a Camera Obscura, a vortex tunnel and a shrinking room.
Using advanced technology to recreate natural and historical events, Dynamic Earth takes visitors on a 500-million-year journey from the Big Bang to today.
The Sheep Heid Inn
Located just outside Holyrood Park, The Sheep Heid Inn is one of Edinburgh’s oldest pubs, with a drinking establishment existing on the site since 1360.
Not for the fainthearted, Edinburgh Vaults is a bone-chilling series of chambers dating back to 1788, formed in the 19 arches of the city’s South Bridge.