edinburgh

Hello, edinburgh

Scotland's enchanting capital of Edinburgh is a city of striking contrasts. Perched dramatically on an extinct volcano, the world-famous Edinburgh Castle is visible from almost any point in the city, a constant reminder of Edinburgh's long and fascinating history. As you explore the city's striking architecture, tranquil green spaces and exciting attractions, you will soon understand why it has served as inspiration for so many authors and poets.

To Do & To See

Plenty of things to do and see

Historical architecture in the street of the Old Town in Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Town

The Old Town is Edinburgh's oldest neighbourhood and is filled with historic monuments, narrow streets, and lovely shops and pubs with tons of personality. Its charming architecture and its rich history will leave you in awe.

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Looking up the hill at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Sitting atop Castle Rock and towering majestically over Scotland's capital for more than a thousand years, the iconic Edinburgh Castle was once a military fortress and home to kings and queens. Now, it serves as a museum displaying historic and precious treasures such as the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, and the medieval bombard Mons Meg.Once you've been inside, be sure to take a walk along the cobbled promenades and winding stone steps and drink in stunning views over the city.

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View down the historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile Guided Walking Tour

Dive into Edinburgh's historic past and discover the city's acclaimed landmarks and hidden secrets on this Royal Mile guided walking tour.Follow your guide along Edinburgh's legendary Royal Mile as you gain a fascinating insight into the famous writers, poets, and inventors who have called the city home.Hear tales of Scotland's national bard—Robert Burns—and see top landmarks such as St. Giles' Cathedral and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Kilchurn Castle, Scotland

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Day Tour from Edinburgh

Discover the enigmatic Loch Ness and the sublime Scottish Highlands on this day trip from Edinburgh.See wooded lochs and tucked-away villages as you journey through spectacular scenery en route to Glencoe and Fort Augustus.Explore the famous Cairngorms National Park and soak up the stunning views of the Scottish Highlands, with an optional cruise for a chance to spot Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

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The Green Man carving in Rosslyn Chapel - a medieval church near Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel

For a mysterious journey through Scotland's myths and legends, head over to Rosslyn Chapel, a magnificient chapel feature in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code". Hear the intriguing tales behind Rosslyn’s beautiful ornate carvings before taking a peaceful walk along Roslin Glen Country Park.

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The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh is a modern red sandstone building opened in 1997 and dedicated to preserving and displaying the relics that tell the story of the Scottish past.

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland offers a one-of-a-kind adventure for all history enthusiasts. In their galleries, you will come across ancient Egyptian mummies, the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Keep an eye out on the temporary exhibitions as well.

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