Things to Do in Edinburgh

You’ll find things to do in Edinburgh that suit every holiday style. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, but don’t let it distract you for too long. Look out for hidden alleyways – these often lead to historical treasures like Mary King’s Close and unique boutiques selling one-off souvenirs. Attractions span the city, so you’ll never be stuck for things to see in Edinburgh. 

Edinburgh Food and Drink

Sightseeing can be hungry and thirsty work. Re-energise yourself with a trip along Lothian Road or Rose Street to try a tasty local ale and classic British favourites like fish and chips or a good curry. For something more traditional, seek out haggis with a side of neeps and tatties. Wash it all down with a dram of Scotch to help keep the cold out. Read More

Edinburgh Shopping

Shopping in Edinburgh may test your holiday budgeting skills! Indulge in modern fashions with a trip along Princes Street and through the Jenners department store. Alternatively, go for high-end fashion and boutiques by heading to George Street or West End. Then you’ve also got the many traditional Scottish and souvenir stores of the Royal Mile. Read More

Edinburgh Parks and Squares

From the well-cared-for green spaces of the Royal Botanic Garden and Princes Street Gardens, to the ruggedness of Holyrood Park, all of the Edinburgh parks and squares offer something different. If you’re looking for spectacular views of the city and beyond, make sure you climb Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill. For a more relaxed stroll, put the Water of Leith walkway on your holiday itinerary. Read More

What to See in Edinburgh

Picking out what to see in Edinburgh is simple. Finding the time to fit it all in is the tricky bit. Historical sites like Edinburgh Castle and Mary King’s Close can’t be missed. A tour around the regal Royal Yacht Britannia and the Scottish Parliament Building are also worthy of your precious holiday time. On rainy days, escape the weather with trips to the Surgeons’ Hall Museums and many galleries. Read More

Edinburgh Arts and Culture

Soak up the Edinburgh arts and culture scene by touring the National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Between them you’ll build a picture of this proud country, while also getting a deeper understanding of how Scotland welcomes cultures from around the world. The Scotsman Steps and annual Edinburgh Tattoo are perfect examples of this belief in action. Read More