Are you planning a trip to Scotland’s stunning capital? Edinburgh offers a diverse range of engaging activities. There’s nowhere else like it, with gorgeous architecture, infinite meandering alleyways, and an awe-inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano.
We’ve compiled a list of must-see sites and activities in Edinburgh.
Explore Edinburgh Castle
This should be on your list of things to see in Edinburgh recently crowned top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards. Edinburgh Castle, perched on Castle Rock overlooking the city, houses historic Scottish antiquities such as the Honours of Scotland, the UK’s oldest crown jewels, and The Stone of Destiny, an old symbol of the Scottish monarchy. Explore the expansive castle grounds, join a castle steward on a guided tour, or listen to the audio guide, which is available in a variety of languages.
Hide from the rain at the National Museum Scotland
Scotland is known for its inclement weather, and if you find yourself in the rain in Edinburgh, you may be wondering what to do. The National Museum of Scotland is one of Edinburgh’s top interior attractions. The best part is that admission is free. There’s something for everyone, and it’s enjoyable for the whole family, with over 20,000 unique objects to see. Spend the day discovering about Egypt’s catacombs, natural wonders, and even modern technologies.
Ascend Calton Hill to the National Monument
Do you want to get the most out of your time in Edinburgh? This is an opportunity not to be missed. Get up early and hike to the top of Calton Hill to see the dawn over the city for spectacular views. The National Monument, which was inspired by the Parthenon in Athens, is one of the many ancient monuments included inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Stroll through Lauriston Castle and Gardens
Away from the rush and bustle of the city center, Edinburgh has a plethora of activities. Anyone visiting Edinburgh searching for a slice of Scottish history as well as peace and quiet should pay a visit to Lauriston Castle and Gardens. Explore the beautiful Edwardian interiors of the castle and don’t miss the daily guided tour to discover more about its intriguing history.
Launch into space at Dynamic Earth
Looking for a fun and instructive place to take the kids? Dynamic Earth is an amazing exhibit that the whole family will enjoy. The interactive adventure takes daring young explorers on a voyage across space and time to discover how natural forces built Earth over millions of years.