Things to do in Edinburgh

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Edinburgh

Things to Do in Edinburgh

Get a feel for Old Town by walking the Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. For rolling green hills, Arthur's Seat is a must.


Top Attractions in Edinburgh

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Oceanfront maritime attraction providing a self-guided audio tour through a historic royal yacht, complete with an authentic tea room and a variety of dining options in the adjacent shopping area.
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Extinct volcano with ancient ruins and panoramic views, featuring a wild, rocky hike and historical trails, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Historical fortress featuring military exhibits, the One O'Clock Gun, and Scotland's Crown Jewels. Includes a poignant war memorial and provides an informative audio guide.
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Subterranean historical journey through preserved 17th-century streets, revealing the daily struggles and ghost stories of bygone residents in an atmospheric setting.
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Interactive museum with diverse exhibits across natural history, science, and technology. Features a rooftop terrace with panoramic views and the notable Millennium Clock.
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Interactive multi-level attraction with themed floors, featuring a mirror maze, vortex tunnel, and panoramic city views. Engages guests of all ages with hands-on exhibits and visual illusions.
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Indulge in the art of chocolate creation with hands-on bar and truffle workshops, complemented by educational tastings of global chocolates in a cozy tasting room.
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Historic thoroughfare lined with a blend of traditional and international cuisine, unique shops, and street entertainment, set against a backdrop of iconic landmarks and picturesque scenery.
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Interactive whiskey museum with a collection of Scotch whiskies, engaging technology like "sniff cards," and a range of tasting tours. Amber restaurant pairs tastings with fine cuisine.
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Historic hilltop crowned with Greek-inspired monuments and panoramic city vistas. Gentle paths lead to scenic viewpoints and notable landmarks, ideal for leisurely walks and photography.
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From quick jaunts to full-day outings.