Edinburgh City from Calton Hill

Making the most of your Edinburgh Vacation

A vacation to Edinburgh, Scotland is the trip of a lifetime. With so many things to see and do, it can be hard to narrow down the top places to visit. Fear not, for today we have a guide just for you on making the most of your Edinburgh vacation.


Edinburgh Castle

Let’s not beat around the bush – the first stop for any vacation has to be the spectacular Edinburgh castle. The perfect place to get an oversight of Scottish history and culture, Edinburgh castle is ideal for kicking off your vacation. Situated at the top of the Royal Mile, the views from Edinburgh castle help vacationers soak in the true Scottish ambience of the Old Town. Tickets for this attraction begin at just £16 and elements of the castle are wheelchair accessible.


Edinburgh Old Town

Head on over to the Edinburgh Old Town for the ultimate experience in Scottish culture. A beautifully aesthetic and colour part of the city, the Old Town is made up of boutiques, vintage stores as well as gastro pubs and restaurants.

Head on over to the Scotch Whiskey Experience for a true treat in whiskey tasting and take the opportunity to explore the five great single malts of Scotland. Why not head on over to Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium? Located in the Grassmarket, the emporium possesses vintage dating as far back as the Victorian era and also houses a fine collection of tartan and plaid apparel.

Looking to find out about Edinburgh’s gruesome and gory history? Head on over to the Real Mary King’s Close to explore one of the best known underground tunnels in the world, or pop onto a City of the Dead tour to further explore the vaults underneath the city.  If that wasn’t quite enough for you, extend your tour further and visit the Greyfriars Kirkyard as well as the infamous MacKenzie mausoleum.


Tracing Your Scottish Heritage in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a key destination for ancestry seekers. Looking to find out about your Scottish heritage? Open to the public, located on Victoria Terrace is the Family History Center. The center offers heritage tracing services such as the Family History Index, alongside many registers, records and census information.


Making the most of your Edinburgh Vacation – Authentic Scottish Accommodation

At the Dunstane hotel, we are committed to ensuring our guests receive the authentic Scottish experience. From our award-winning Orcadian restaurant, The Skerries, to our beautifully designed boutique bedrooms, a true slice of Scottish luxury is only a click away. To find out more about booking an Edinburgh vacation, why not visit our special offers and get planning the ultimate Scottish experience today?