Things To Do Near Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh

Things to do and see near Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile is the famous road leading upwards to Edinburgh Castle. Cobbled in places and pedestrian friendly the Royal Mile is home to historic buildings which run the length of the street. It is the definitive route to see Old Edinburgh Town. Many of the city's best restaurants and shops line the incline offering traditional Scottish food and memorabilia. Take a moment to wander down one of the narrow and sometimes secret Royal Mile closes, many providing the theatrical atmosphere for grizzly ghost tours

St. Giles' Cathedral is the mother church of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland and is located at the midpoint of the Royal Mile. Its interior central pillars date back to 1124. The church boasts some of the most exquisite stained glass windows in the United Kingdom, which were created during the Victorian era.

Embrace Scotland's national drink! Visit the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Located on the Royal Mile at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, you can take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process. Along the way you'll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way. The staff will help you discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate and lead you to your perfect Single Malt Whisky.

Royal Mile

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Royal Mile

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The Real Mary King's Close

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2 Warriston's Close
High St

An incredible tour of the long-forgotten underground streets of Edinburgh dating from the 16th and 17th centuries... read more

City of the Dead Tour

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Royal Mile

The spookiest ghost tour in Edinburgh, featuring the violent Mackenzie Poltergeist... read more

Greyfriars Kirk

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Greyfriars Place
Greyfriars Place

Where Greyfriar's Bobby kept his vigil and the spookiest graveyard in Britain... read more

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Museum of Childhood

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42 High St
Royal Mile

Fandabidozi nostalgia trip... read more

The Museum of Edinburgh

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142 Canongate
The Royal Mile

Tenements to view... read more

St. Giles' Cathedral

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High Street
High St

The mother church of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland... read more

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile

Celebrate the history and distillation of whisky...
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