10 Edinburgh Things You Must Do

Edinburgh is not all about Edinburgh Castle, pubs and tartan as this ancient city offers much more. From shopping to beach funa dn cultural edifices and winter holidays, Edinburgh amkes a great holiday destination.

Here is our listing of 10 things that you must do in the Scottish capital.

Brave the Festival

With 12 different festivals to choose from and as many as 2,500 different events on offer, Edinburgh Festivals will ensure an unmatched experience.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

One of the World's most spectacular entertainment events unveil in the form of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Over 1000 artists from four continents will pay rich tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee and the year of Creative Scotland.

Stroll through Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Garden is a public park right in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. Set up in 1820 by the draining of the Nor Loch and the creation of the New Town, it is popular venue for many events and concerts.

Sunbathe on the Meadows... or kick a ball about.

The Meadows is a large tree lined park in Edinburgh with a well-kept green lawn. It has a golf course , outdoor tennis courts and soccer grounds. A great place for kids and grown ups alike for walking, cycling, or rollerblading.

Take in the views from “Edinburgh’s disgrace”

Perched on top of Calton Hill, Edinburgh's disgrace remains one of the more unusual of the city's sights.This monument,which is a replica of the Parthenon in Greece remained incomplete with only 12 columns completed, which earned the nickname, "Edinburgh's Disgrace".

Catch the Penguin Parade

Edinburgh Zoo, the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland is one of the must see spots in any Edinburgh itinerary.

Seek shelter in a pub

Edinburgh offers an amazing pub crawling experience than many other Scottish cities. No matter what your age, or interests are, there will be something special for everyone. From themed pubs, to student pubs and sports pubs and gay bars, Edinburgh will indeed leave you spoilt for choices.

Swim at Portobello Baths

With a welcoming mix of of traditional Victorian features and modern facilities, Portobello is a first class swim centre situated right on the beach in Edinburgh's seaside resort.