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Experiences in Edinburgh

Browse Edinburgh’s unique selection of historic sights a city as a UNESCO World Heritage destination…

  • The view of Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock from the West Prince Street Gardens, with the Ross Fountain
  • Circus Lane Edinburgh with St Stephen's Church Tower in background
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Experiences

Like Rome, Edinburgh has seven hills, all of which are walkable and offer spectacular views. The city has hidden gems waiting to be discovered around every corner. From the Castle dating back to the Middle Ages to the graceful crescents of the Georgian New Town and the late Victorian West End. Discover the Scottish capital’s distinctive wealth of sights and scenery.

 

The Castle plays host to the Famous Tattoo during the Summer, as the city hosts the Edinburgh International Festival throughout August.

The Shore at Leith

Renowned for its maritime charm, the Shore of Leith district offers a blend of cobbled streets, vibrant pubs, and diverse eateries.

Portobello

Portobello boasts a lively community, diverse shops, and eateries, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Explore the former vessel of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family at the Royal Yacht Britannia, the UK's #1 Attraction on Tripadvisor.

Gallery of Modern Art

Featuring contemporary artworks and installations, the Gallery of Modern Art encourages thought-provoking conversations about modern society.

National Museum of Scotland

Housed in a striking modern building and adjacent Victorian structure, The National Museum of Scotland features diverse exhibits, from ancient artefacts to interactive displays.

The West End

Conceived in 1766 by a 27-year-old architect James Craig, Edinburgh’s New Town layout now stretches from the East end and St Andrew Square to the West end and Charlotte Square.

The New Town

Conceived in 1766 by a 27-year-old architect James Craig, Edinburgh’s New Town layout now stretches from the East end and St Andrew Square to the West end and Charlotte Square.

The Old Town and Royal Mile

Stretching between the Castle and Holyrood Palace with St Giles Cathedral at its centre, the Royal Mile is the ancient heart of Edinburgh.

George Street

Discover a variety of landmarks, shopping districts and local gems, just few moments walk from The Resident Edinburgh and St Andrew Square, at the gateway to the new St James Quarter.

The National Observatory

Home to cutting-edge research and public engagement, the National Observatory offers breathtaking views of the city.

The National Monument

The National Monument of Scotland, located on Calton Hill in Edinburgh, is an unfinished neoclassical structure resembling the Parthenon.

Dean’s Village

Explore the stunning scenery of Dean's Village, and discover a series of breathtaking cottages, water mills and galleries along the Water of Leith.

National Gallery of Scotland

Home to one of the most acclaimed art collections in the world, explore the works of the great masters including Rembrandt, Velázquez and McTaggart at the National Gallery of Scotland.

Calton Hill

Take in panoramic views of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, as you explore iconic Scottish landmarks including the National Monument, Dugald Stewart Monument and the Nelson Monument.

Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park

Take in stunning views across Edinburgh from the summit of Arthur's seat in the heart of breathtaking Holyrood Park.

St Giles Cathedral

Witness Edinburgh's ancient Cathedral, St Giles. First founded in the 12th century, discover the final Scottish resting place of Queen Elizabeth II.

Edinburgh Castle

Discover Scotland's most treasured heritage site, Edinburgh's ancient fortress, first dated back to the 12th century the castle has been home to countless Scottish rulers across history. Edinburgh Castle is now home to the Scottish Crown Jewells, the mystic Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg.

Princes Street

Indulge in a day of shopping on Edinburgh's legendary Princes Street, home to a wealth of lavish department stores and high-street brands.

Scott Monument

An iconic Edinburgh landmark and one the largest cenotaphs devoted to a writer in the world. the Scott monument celebrates the work and legacy of Scottish legend, Sir Walter Scott, author of beloved classics including Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Pay a visit to the King's Royal residence in Edinburgh, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once home to Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Stockbridge

Explore one of Edinburgh’s charming Georgian villages where artisans and merchants settled immediately to the north of The New Town. Bars, restaurants and boutiques thrive in the picturesque Georgian streetscape. Visit on a Sunday for the farmers market, or any other day for a selection of Edinburgh’s best butchers, cheese mongers and fish mongers.

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