There’s plenty of things to do in Edinburgh for every type of visitor and for all ages, including historic sights, impressive monuments, beautiful gardens and mouth-watering restaurants. Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start, because we’ve put together a few of our favourites to get you going.
Places to go
Whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or with groups of friends, holidays to Edinburgh offer tons of attractions within its authentic, narrow alleys, which are just waiting to be discovered. One of the best things to do in Edinburgh is wander the maze of narrow lanes in the Old Town, where you can take a trip back to medieval times. The lanes are sprinkled with traditional pubs, wool stores, and cultural delights or get out of the city and take a hike up Arthur’s, it’s well worth the climb, because you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Old Town and New Town below.
Distilleries are one of the most popular Edinburgh attractions with whisky and gin distilleries as well as breweries available in the city. The Edinburgh Gin Distillery Tour offers a choice of tours charting the history of gin, how to distil it, guided tasting and even a chance to make your own.
Other exhilarating attractions include the World Heritage Site, Edinburgh Castle, which is a must for families and children of all ages who enjoy exploring combined with learning within this world famous icon. Home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the National War Museum, and the daily one o’clock gunfire, it’s an exciting day out for all.
Places to visit
The National Museum of Scotland provides a fascinating insight into technology, nature, history, art and design all in one place. Other top things to do in Edinburgh include The Camera Obscura, World of Illusions and the Scottish National Gallery.
This is a must for art lovers showcasing world famous artwork from around the world including the works of Cezanne, Monet, and Van Gogh.
You must also include a visit to The Royal Mile, one of the most stimulating Edinburgh attractions, where you can pick up a Scottish souvenirs or enjoy speciality cuisine, alongside street performers, buskers and traditional entertainment for all ages. If you’re in Edinburgh for the summer get tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This must-see event is a festival of dance, theatre and music from around the world, set within the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. The whole family can join in and enjoy the fun.
You’ll be spoilt for choice in this charming Scottish city as you’ll find something to entertain the whole family. Holidays to Edinburgh focus on spending special time together, topped off with great activities, amazing attractions, and stunning surroundings.