Edinburgh is truly one of those cities that everyone can enjoy. The wide range of attractions Edinburgh has to offer means that planning your trip is extremely important to make sure you don’t miss anything out! We have picked out a choice few from the vast array of attractions in Edinburgh that simply cannot be missed, but rest assured this is only the beginning; Edinburgh has an incredible amount of different opportunities for all kinds of traveller.
First on your list of places to visit in Edinburgh has to be the world famous Castle. Towering above the city it is by far the most popular tourist attraction and part of the UNESCO World Heritage site that makes Scotland’s Capital so famous.
Other Edinburgh attractions that are well worth a visit include the fascinating Camera Obscura. Travel back in time to a world filled with illusions and see Edinburgh in a totally different light. This is an attraction children are bound to love too.
If you’re in the city for a taste of its world-renowned culture then the free-of-charge National Galleries and Museums of Scotland is a must for your diary. There are six different venues across the city and each holds a wide range of stunning exhibitions. Visit The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and enjoy some stunning outdoor sculpture, or the National Museum of Scotland to see a country brought to life by its own history.
The Scottish Parliament building is a fascinating attraction for politics and current affairs fans, and if you simply feel like relaxing and enjoying stunning views of the city, consider a stroll through Princes Street Gardens.
The Royal Mile is world-renowned as an Edinburgh attraction that has formed the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of Edinburgh since the 16th century. Along the way you will spot many attractions that range from historical sites to several ghost tours, including the famous Real Mary Kings Close that is guaranteed to leave you hysterical. The Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Gardens are also attractions you won’t want to miss.