Things to do in Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

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

    You can’t miss it, and it’s sat on an extinct volcano. Worth the trek even if you don’t pay to go inside, Edinburgh castle is packed with history and detail.

  • 2
    Royal Mile

    Royal Mile

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

    A magical part of Edinburgh. Lots of bars, restaurants and shops to drift in and out of. The castle is at the top and the park and parliament is at ...

  • 3
    Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat

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

    It’s worth the hike for the view. The climb looks harder than it really is.

  • 4
    National Museum of Scotland

    National Museum of Scotland

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

    The building is quite pretty inside and the roof gives a really good view of the Edinburgh’s Old Town. As a museum, it’s a mix of nature, science and culture. ...

  • 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

    Ancient and slightly less ancient towns. Architecturally astounding and a real step back in time!

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    Scott Monument

    Scott Monument

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

    Looks an interesting but slightly innocuous monument. But the walk up is well worth it. Atmospheric (claustrophobic) steep spiral steps with 4 levels to get a better and better view ...

  • 7
    Grassmarket

    Grassmarket

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

    Historic market place in the heart of the old town. packed with pubs, restaurants, and independent shops. very lively during the summer months.

  • 8
    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens

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

    In this Gardens, you will see so many beautiful flowers and trees. When you stand here, you feel like a prince or princess playing and running in the gardens.

  • 9
    Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

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

    The best view of town from the very centre of town. You can see it all from here in great detail. Only 5 mins from Princes St and a 10-min ...

  • 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

    Very cheesy. I think the Edinburgh Tattoo has lost it's way. Too arty and it is supposed to be a military tattoo. Basel Switzerland is now the Must See Tattoo, ...

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