Edinburgh is an historic city drenched in wonderful culture. The Scottish capital has a rich heritage that sits alongside a contemporary feel, making it a great city for you to visit. Have a look at our guide for recommendations on what to see and do while you’re in Edinburgh, as we also give you some tips on where to eat and go out.

Iconic sights

When you think of Edinburgh there’s probably one sight that springs to mind. The famous Edinburgh Castle rises above the city on Castle Rock, and there’s plenty to explore on your visit to the iconic attraction, including the Scottish crown jewels. For great views back across Edinburgh and its castle head up extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat and have your camera at the ready.

Traditional attractions

You’ll be able to gaze down over the city’s medieval Old Town from your vantage point, as well as the graceful Georgian New Town. Head back down towards ground level and spend an afternoon browsing the fascinating Scottish National Gallery or go on a tour of a gin distillery. Sit down for a traditional meal of haggis before you spend the evening sampling some beautifully-crafted Scottish whisky.

Super events

Make sure you check the events calendar before your trip to Edinburgh, as you might be in for a treat. From the Edinburgh International Festival to the Fringe and Royal Military Tattoo, there are some fabulous events across the city. If you’re going for New Year’s Eve, then Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is one of the best places to party the night away and sing Auld Lang Syne at the top of your lungs.