If you are looking for places to see and experience when traveling to Edinburgh then here is a list of some of the best tourist attractions, landmarks and venues you can visit to make your time in Edinburgh more enjoyable.
Positioned in the centre of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh castle having been built over a millennium ago is significant land mark and tourist attraction. With its view of New Town and it’s a must see if you are visiting Edinburgh. Being involved significantly in many wars and sieges it’s a historical place you have to see.
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Being the oldest part of the city of Edinburgh it holds a vast amount of medieval buildings which can make walking through its street quite an experience. Not only for its aesthetic and cultural factors but also due to the surrounding landmarks like the Edinburgh castle, the vaults and many other destinations it will be a fulfilling experience around every corner you turn.
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This architecturally calculated part of the city serves as a great counterpart to Old Town without disappointing. With its symmetrical design (seen at its finest from the view at Edinburgh castle) which it is lined along Princes Street it gives the city more a sleek and elegant taste. With lots of shops and big brands it’s a great place to find something nice.
For more information, head over to our article written about New Town
The Palace of Holyrood House
Although being a interesting tourist attraction The Palace of Holyrood House is still used as a royal palace. Tours can be affected by security on short notice and all phones have to be switched off while inside. Filming is permitted on the outside but to fill inside you have to fill out an application. This level of exclusivity to experience the palace makes it a very worthwhile place to visit.
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The Royal Yacht Britannia
With over 40 years of service for the royal family The Royal Yacht Britannia has travelled far and wide even reaching its way to Canada. Now being a tourist found in Edinburgh its visitors can experience the floating royal residence of the British monarchs.
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Royal Botanic Garden
With 4 gardens around Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is the main garden with its significant collection of plants. Being regarded as one of best botanic gardens in the world it would make any enthusiast or member of that field reluctant to not visit.
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The Royal Mile including St’ Giles Cathedral
Without real certainty as whether the St’ Giles Cathedral being founded by King Alexander I or his brother and successor King David I, the cathedral has stood time for nearly as long as the Edinburgh castle itself. With time the cathedral grew to become the impressive work of craftsmanship that it is today.
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These private gardens restricted to its members whom live around them add a sense of nature and scenery to the city of Edinburgh. The gardens can be seen from the Dean bridge which runs over the them and its valley’s Water of the Leith.
For more information, head over to our article written about the Dean Gardens
Scottish National Gallery
The Scottish National Gallery is a phenomenal place to discover and experience some of the greatest art work. Having art work made by artist dating from the times of the 16th century and being found near the city centre it is a great destination to visit.
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Housing the art of the 20th century and of the more modern contemporary works, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art can be quite a refreshing place to explore and find something new and original.
For more information, head over to our article written about the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Old Medical Museum
Originally being a university’s collection of anatomical data and specimens the Old Medical Museum has become open for public to see with its open-days schedule giving the public a chance to learn and understand more about the way bodies of species and organisms work along with many other cool things to see such as skeletons of different species.
For more information, head over to our article written about the Old Medical Museum
National Museum of Scotland
With over 1.8 million visitors in 2016 the National Museum of Scotland is a very popular attraction to come and see. There are thousands of artefacts ranging from archeologically to medieval objects found in Scotland as well as even objects that are from the ancient Egypt.
For more information, head over to our article written about the National Museum of Scotland
Rumoured for ghosts, murder and an excellent venue during the Edinburgh festival, The Vaults of Old Town can be quite an experience as you explore these abounded dark rooms built in the arches of the South Bridge.
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The Caves is a private hire venue within one of the South bridge’s vaults. It has been excavated and refurbished to serve as wedding, party and music venue with its theme of being almost like a cave since it is set inside of the many South bridge vaults.
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Craigmiller Castle can be found just outside of Edinburgh and is well known for being the place in which Mary Queen of Scots has stayed in 1566. This castle holds a lot of interesting things to find as you explore its 5 floors and view from the tower house.
For more information, head over to our article on Craigmiller Castle
Named after the cross after the cross on which Jesus was crucified, Holyrood Abbey (Holy-cross Abbey) can be found across from the Palace of the Holyrood House. Dating from 1128 this historical location has been used as a meeting location for the Scottish government in the past but now its ruins are open for the public see.
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If you would like to go to any of these sites our Tourism service will get you there, the link below will take you to our tour services so you can see and book one of our tours: https://eoscs.co.uk/car-tours-of-scotland/