Things to do in Edinburgh

Sort by Tribes
Categories
Show Local favorites
442 Results
  • 1
    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

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

    Supper touristic but it is a must if you come to Edinburgh . It is the most important place for Scottish people so if you want to learn anything about ...

  • 2
    Royal Mile

    Royal Mile

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

    The main historical street in Edinburgh. At the top, the castle, at the bottom, the palace of Holyrood.

  • 3
    Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat

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

    The Queen's own park in Edinburgh. Lots of open spaces, ideal for a gentle stroll or a more energetic climb up to the Crags or the top of Arthur's Seat ...

  • 4
    National Museum of Scotland

    National Museum of Scotland

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

    Lots to do and see. I've been twice and barely seen 50% of what the museum has to offer. Top tip - visit the 7 floors of scottish history!

  • 5
    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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

    As a tourist you could be forgiven for the confusion when Edinburgh people talk about the new town. To the new world this part of Edinburgh is old, dating back ...

  • 6
    Scott Monument

    Scott Monument

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

    One of the landmarks of Princes Street that celebrates one of Scotland's favourite sons, you can actually climb it as well. Even if you don't, it's well worth a look.

  • 7
    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens

    Ranked #7 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    45 reviews
    Outdoors,Garden,Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesHistory

    The gardens have a few stunning sections of flowers and succulents. The rest is more roaming park grasses with a few trees. It's a nice place for a stroll.

  • 8
    Grassmarket

    Grassmarket

    Ranked #8 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    44 reviews
    Shopping,Market
    Popular withHistoryFoodiesNightlife

    Grassmarket is a public square in the old town where in the cities older days they held a big public market. Today it's home to pubs and quirky shops, and ...

  • 9
    Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

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

    I came here once for Beltane, on April 30th. It was almost cool enough to plan your trip to Edinburgh around this holiday. But the park/hill is beautiful year-round, with ...

  • 10
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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

    What a great show and performance by some of the world's best military bands. Some of the countries represented were Norway, Canada, USA, Australia, England, and Scotland, just to name ...

var ListPage = { maxTries: 25, interval: 400, xhrRequests: [], update: function(url, count, callback){ var fingerprint = "&t=" + (new Date().getTime()); var reqcount = "&req_count=" + count; this.loader("on"); var self = this; var req = new XMLHttpRequest(); req.open("GET", url + fingerprint + reqcount, true); ListPage.xhrRequests.push(req); req.onreadystatechange = function() { if (req.readyState === 4 && (req.status === 200 || req.status === 202)) { eval(req.responseText); self.loader("off"); if (req.status === 200 || req.status !== 202 ) callback(req.status); if (req.status === 202) { if (count < self.maxTries) { setTimeout(ListPage.update(url, ++count, callback), self.interval); } else { callback(req.status); } } } }; req.send(null); }, loader: function(status) { var spinnerD = document.querySelector('.spinnersD'); var spinnerM = document.querySelector('.spinnersM'); if (spinnerD && spinnerM) { if (status === "on") { spinnerD.className = "spinnersD shownow"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM shownow"; } else { // hide spinnerD.className = "spinnersD"; spinnerM.className = "spinnersM"; } } }, ajax: function(url, callback) { this.update(url, 1, callback); } }; ListPage.ajax("https://www.skyscanner.net/trip/hotels/hotel_suggestions?action=index&clean_path=edinburgh&controller=topics&country_code=&current_user_id=&filters=&id=2000000000082&klass_name=Region&list_type=attractions&nearby=false&path=edinburgh%2Fthings-to-do&place=2000000000082&place_type=City&place_type=region&region=2000000000082", function(){ HotelRates.ajax(); }); var HotelRates = { hotels: "", ajaxCalls: function(tryIndex) { if (this.hotels) { ListPage.update("https://www.skyscanner.net/trip/hotels/hotel_rates_list?country_code=us&current_user_id=&locale=en&region=2000000000082" + "&" + this.hotels, tryIndex, function(){ var placeholder = document.querySelectorAll('.metasearch_featured .placeholder'); for (var i = 0; i < placeholder.length; i++) { placeholder[i].style.display='none'; } }); } }, ajax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(1); }, singleAjax: function() { this.ajaxCalls(ListPage.maxTries); } }; if (typeof IntentMedia !== 'undefined' && window.IntentMedia && IntentMedia.trigger) { window.IntentMediaProperties.site_currency = 'USD', window.IntentMediaProperties.travel_date_start = '' window.IntentMediaProperties.travel_date_end = '' IntentMedia.trigger("onpage_ads_redraw"); }