There is always something to do in Edinburgh, but unfortunately there isn’t always enough time to do it. To give you a helping hand, here is a list of 10 famous Edinburgh attractions.

  1. The Royal Yacht Britannia - It served our Royal Family for four decades and now it’s open to the public. Take an audio tour through 5 decks to get a glimpse into another world. All aboard!
  2. Edinburgh Castle - Did you know the castle in Edinburgh is atop an extinct volcano? Historic and open to the public, this is the crowning glory of the Edinburgh landscape and no visitor to Edinburgh should leave without a tour.
  3. The Scott Monument - At 200 foot this impressive monument is hard to miss and not least because it stands erect above Princes Street – the popular location for the city’s shoppers. Sir Walter Scott was celebrated for his writing and honoured by this striking monument in 1845. It has around 290 steps and can be climbed by any member of the public who feels fit enough.
  4. Holyrood Palace - Mary Queen of Scots one lived there and it truly is a palace befitting of a Queen. Queen Elizabeth II still takes up residence at Holyrood once a year on her annual holiday to Scotland. The Palace is centrally located at the foot of the Royal Mile and is surrounded by stunning rugged scenery otherwise known as the Crags.
  5. The Royal Mile - As the name would suggest, this street is one mile long running from the Castle at the top to Holyrood Abbey at the bottom. Popular with tourists, this stretch of street is teeming with bars, cafes and tourist shops – during the festival in August it is also home to weird and wonderful street productions.
  6. Greyfriar’s Bobby - The story of a dog that was so loyal to his master that it remained at his graveside for a long time after his death, is a tale well known by anyone associated with Edinburgh. A monument in tribute to Bobby can be seen on George IV bridge.
  7. Museum of Edinburgh - One of the finest British museums, this wonderful venue makes a fabulous day out for the family and is situated on Chamber Street in a building that is architecturally impressive.
  8. The Old Town - A wander through the old town is not to be missed for anyone who wants a taste of medieval Scotland. Cobbled streets, pubs, cafes and independent shops give this part of Edinburgh an altogether different feel – ideal for the discerning visitor.
  9. Princes Street Gardens - Not surprisingly, the gardens are located on Princes Street and are situated at the foot of the Castle rock. Popular in the summer, this beautiful space is a favourite among shoppers who need a well-earned rest from the high street. Perfectly manicured lawns and winding paths make Princes Street Gardens an idyllic oasis.
  10. Our Dynamic Earth - Located in Edinburgh’s answer to the Millennium Dome, this science museum is one for adults as well as kids. A host of interactive exhibits keep the young ones entertained as well as informed – its well worth a visit.

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