Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is fast becoming one of the world's top city break destinations (see Edinburgh City Breaks for more on that). It is a World Heritage site and enjoys the combination of rich history, fabulous position and street after street of excellent architecture. Our guide is intended to help you choose your walks and activities during your stay...


Edinburgh is a serene city not really trying to be in your face with all its history though there is a considerable amount of that to be overwhelmed. From the Royal Mile to Princes Street and the rest of the city centre Edinburgh is free of the big city bustle.  The New Town with its solemn architecture and the Old Town with its great parks gives a delightful contrast to the city.

Edinburgh is one of the top places to be if you want culture, good food and of course a good drink. Over the years the shopping has improved with new shops opening all the time especially clothes shops like Cruise and Harvey Nichols see shopping.

Activities

Popular Visitor Attractions

  • The 3D Loch Ness Experience

    3 D Loch Ness Experience - Now Closed

  • Edinburgh Observatory

    There are two observatories on Calton Hill, both closed to the public for the most part.
  • Holyrood Abbey

    In the grounds of the palace are the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

  • Dalmeny House

    Built in 1815 in Tudor Gothic, Dalmeny House contains a superb collection of 18th-century French furniture, porcelain and tapestries and paintings, including portraits by Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds and Lawrence.

  • Botanic Garden

    Established on this seventy-acre site on the northern side of the Water of Leith in 1820 after being moved from various other sites in the city and the result of Edinburgh explosion of interest in medicine during the seventeenth century, and filled with mature trees and a huge variety of native and exotic plants and flowers, the botanics are most popular simply as a place to stroll and lounge around on the grass.