Things to do in Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

    Ranked #1 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    197 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    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
    116 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesFoodies

    Well known tourist attraction in the centre of town stretching a mile through the old town. Be surrounded by historic buildings, monuments and historic architecture as you explore the city. ...

  • 3
    Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat

    Ranked #3 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    104 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
    96 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesStudents

    Great building, loads to see and do for the kids and adults. Walking distance from Waverley station (10-15 mins)

  • 5
    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Ranked #5 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    60 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Landmark, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    There’s a reason Edinburgh is a UNESCO heritage site, and it’s these astonishing parts of the city. Whether you’re exploring the old winding closes of the Old Town, or the ...

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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
    55 reviews
    Shopping, Market
    Popular withHistoryNightlifeFoodies

    This street was once the location of an open air livestock market. Now it’s a lovely cobblestone Street lined with bars, restaurants and shops and home to some interesting landmarks ...

  • 8
    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens

    Ranked #8 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    50 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    This lovely garden is ideally situated between Old & New Towns. It's a perfect place to relax & catch your breath after sightseeing & shopping.

  • 9
    Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

    Ranked #9 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    52 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Landmark, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistoryBackpackers

    Fabulous morning walk from apartment affording stunning 360 degree views of Edinburgh and surroundings. Only five minute walk from apartment to bottom of Carlton Hill. Blow away those cobwebs!

  • 10
    Royal Botanic Garden

    Royal Botanic Garden

    Ranked #10 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    42 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    The botanic garden is a beautiful way to while away and hour or two. It’s large, with beautiful paths that take you past waterfalls and all sorts of plants. The ...

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