Things to do in Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

    Ranked #1 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    186 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Outdoors, Children's Activities, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesAdventure

    A must do visit for anyone visiting Edinburgh. The castle is at the center of Edinburgh and at the center of much of its history. See the castle from the ...

  • 2
    Royal Mile

    Royal Mile

    Ranked #2 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    113 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    Nice walk down to Holyrood. There’s a lot of nice restaurants and shops along the way. It’s really a mile.

  • 3
    Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat

    Ranked #3 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    100 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    Ruins of an old church, hiking trails, fresh air all around, all on a lovely dormant VOLCANO! Arthur's seat is a great place for those who enjoy the outdoors, you ...

  • 4
    National Museum of Scotland

    National Museum of Scotland

    Ranked #4 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    93 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    Good place for families. I always take friends and family visiting here and they love it.

  • 5
    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Ranked #5 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    58 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    I love the feel of both the new and old towns of Edinburgh. Both have a lovely feeling of days gone by. I spent almost all my walking time within ...

  • 6
    Scott Monument

    Scott Monument

    Ranked #6 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    62 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    Go up top and get some great views of central Edinburgh. You can get a beautiful view of Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street below.

  • 7
    Grassmarket

    Grassmarket

    Ranked #7 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    51 reviews
    Shopping, Market
    Popular withHistoryNightlifeFoodies

    Definitely on the ‘livelier’ side of town. Cheap, grubby bars that are popular with the party animals in town

  • 8
    Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

    Ranked #8 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    51 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistoryBackpackers

    Calton Hill is a public park and gives you some of the best views over Edinburgh of any central spot.

  • 9
    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens

    Ranked #9 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    48 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    Beautiful terraced gardens set off the bustling Princes Street, this is a great place to come to relax, have some lunch and enjoy the sun.

  • 10
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Ranked #10 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    40 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Music Venue
    Popular withFamiliesHistoryNightlife

    was by far the best part of visit attending military tattoo in 1987, was spectacular

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