With the summer well and truly upon us with the sun shining on Leith – as well as the rest of Edinburgh – now is the perfect time to take a vacation to Scotland’s capital. Make The Dunstane, Edinburgh’s favorite boutique hotel, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s city center your choice for accommodation. Our favorite Boutique Hotel is perfectly positioned for you to visit every location comfortably as listed with our ‘top things to do in Edinburgh’ during your vacation!
With all these attractions no more than 15 minutes away from The Dunstane, you will have to stay more than once!
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Between the 17th to the 28th of June you can experience the best the world has to offer in film, with films being showcased from every continent and genre – there is something here for everyone. Find out more here.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
More affectionately known as ‘The Fringe’, this ultimate celebration of international culture enriches our capital from 7th to the 31st of August. Throughout, audiences enjoy world class entertainment, the best stand-up comedy, outstanding opera to tragic theater and much more. Truly, there is art for all. Find out more here.
The Edinburgh Dungeon
Steeped in history, the Edinburgh Dungeon rings true the horrors of yesteryear. With a dark eerier history, the dungeons horrifically portray our history through an array of fun and interactive experience. Be prepared for a scare! Book your tickets here.
Arguably Scotland’s most iconic landmark and situated as the epicenter, Edinburgh Castle is truly stunning and informative. With interactive tours, the One o’clock gun and surrounded by the Royal Guard there are numerous features to entertain the full family, not to mention the Scottish history. Find out more here.
Scotland’s most loved zoo and the only UK Zoo to host Giant Pandas. A fantastic day out for all the family, this wild experience is not to be missed. Find out more here.
The Edinburgh Vaults
For all the paranormal investigators out there this is the place for you! The vaults are Scotland’s most notorious paranormal hotspot, and you can tour them if you dare. Book your tickets here.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The gallery showcases over 6,000 pieces from some of the most well-known artists and is located just a short distance away, perfect for a day of exploring the best of Scottish culture. Find out more here.
Filled with weird and wonderful optical illusions from start to finish this is a great experience for visitors of all ages. Will you be beaten by the optical illusions? Book your tickets here.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh showcase over 13,000 unique plant species. If you’re not too keen on only plant life, there are plenty of interactive workshops run on a daily basis to take part in, as well as facilities to grab a quick bite to eat. Find out more here.
Things to Do in Edinburgh during your Vacation – Accommodation
With so many great things to do in Edinburgh during your vacation, great accommodation is an absolute necessity. Find out more about staying with us at Edinburgh’s boutique hotel, the Dunstane and head over to book one of our brilliant special offers.