Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and a place visited by many a tourist. The city is bustling and vibrant and is packed with things to do. So much so in fact, it can be difficult to select which do to first. We have put together a handy list to give you some ideas of what the city has to offer so you can have a great time when there.
Enjoy a Dram
Scotland is renowned for their whisky, so where better to have some than the nations capital. You will find that there are lots of fantastic pubs and restaurants that feature incredibly high quality whiskeys and premium brands. If you want to delve a little deeper, you can also check Not in the Guide Books who have a great whiskey making experience day in Edinburgh.
Walk the Royal Mile
This is one of the most iconic parts of Edinburgh. It is based in the old town, and you will walk past massive landmarks such as Scottish Parliament, St Giles Cathedral, and Canongate Kirk. You will also find Edinburgh castle at the other end of the Royal Mile, and along the way you will find lots of pubs and restaurants to enjoy.
Mary King’s Close
Here you will be taken on a tour of the 17th century tunnel streets where people used to live. It’s been built over since – but everything remains as it was hundreds of years ago. You will be met by an actor, who is acting as a peasant and will take you on a tour. He will educate you on the history of Edinburgh – and give background on the Black Death.
Check the Art Galleries out
Edinburgh is home to the Scottish National Gallery, and the Royal Scottish Academy that are located pretty much right next to Waverley Station. You will find artwork by Rembrandt, Van Gogh Monet and other infamous artists at the National Gallery. The Scottish Academy is more contemporary in it’s nature and is also free to enter.
Visit the Dome
The Dome is one of the most popular places to eat and drink in Edinburgh. It has lots of tea rooms, as well as a renowned grill room. One of the most talked about aspects of the dome is the décor. It is particularly out there at Christmas. You will find it covered in fairy lights, baubles, wreaths and more everywhere. Make sure you have a cocktail when you are there.
Climb Arthurs Seat
Arthurs seat is the highest point in Holyrood Park and it’s not far from the city centre. Once you get to the top, you will be presented with some fantastic views of Edinburgh. It is definitely a bit of a climb – but is well-worth it when you get to the top.
If you find yourself in Edinburgh, why not try some of the things that we have mentioned above? You will be ready for a fun-filled experience in Scotland’s capital city.