When visiting Edinburgh there are some unmissable and iconic locations to visit and see:
For tickets and further information visit www.edinburghcastle.scot
For visiting times and pricing visit www.rct.uk
‘The Botanics’ (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)
For all events and attractions taking place www.rbge.org.uk
Edinburgh is fortunate to be a major international capital with incredible amounts of green space for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. Remember, although best seen walked, Edinburgh like Rome is a city built on hills so don’t expect flat walks!
Arthur’s Seat – the iconic dormant volcano cap sitting majestically in Holyrood Park, in the heart of the city. The walk to the peak is a ‘must-do’ for the fit and active when visiting Edinburgh. There are different routes and paths to the summit of varying steepness, the walk is worth it for the view.
Calton Hill - the abandoned site of a national monument after the Napoleonic wars, also home to the original Royal observatory in Edinburgh and our own nelson’s column gives incredible 360
degree views of Edinburgh.
Water of Leith Walkway - running through a gorge in middle of the city in fact extends from its source in the Pentland Hills to the south of the city, all the way to Leith itself and the Firth of Forth.
In Edinburgh there are many other attractions that we highly recommend; whether it be a visit to Leith to see around her Majesty the Queen’s Royal Yacht Britannia, or the hidden history of Edinburgh’s Old Town, or one of the numerous museums or art gallery’s that the city holds:
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Mary King’s Close
National Gallery, Scottish Portrait gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
Historically, in the nineteenth century was home to dozens of breweries and distilleries. It helped create blended whisky now the country’s biggest trade export, as well as the modern process of distilling gin and at its peak the home to over 40 breweries in city centre also helping quench the thirst of the British Empire at its peak. Although now only a fraction of that still exists there are still locations to visit for the beer, gin and whisky lover.
Johnnie Walker Experience
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
Scotch Whiskey Experience
Stewart Craft Beer Brewing
Every August Edinburgh welcomes the cultural world as home of the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals. However the rest of the year the city plays hosts to countless musical concerts of all genres, theatre productions, musicals as well as comedy. The leading venues in the city are as follows:
Festival and King’s Theatre
Royal Lyceum Theatre
The Stand Comedy