Edinburgh Attractions

Edinburgh has something to offer everyone, from historic castles to outdoor excursions to creepy ghost tours. Fun, thrilling and affordable these activities will leave you with a better understanding of our magnificent city, Auld Reekie. And you'll have plenty of photos and stories to share with the folks back home.

The Edinburgh City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour will get you everywhere you want to go. You'll see all the sights on an affordable two-day pass, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle which holds the impressive crown jewels of Scotland.

Explore Edinburgh's buried past on the Real Mary King's Cross Tour, which takes you underground to explore the city's forgotten streets. vaults and residences. If you want something a bit more spooky, the City of the Dead tour is the best ghost tour in Edinburgh. You'll have a chance to test your courage against the notorious Mackenzie poltergeist.

A short bus ride away is Rosslyn Chapel, the beautiful and ornate masonic church made famous again by the DaVinci Code. The interior intricate carving and mysterious symbolism is worth the visit alone.

No matter the time of year, Edinburgh is never at a loss for fun activities. Come for the summer to laugh yourself silly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of the most popular performing arts festival in the world. In the winter, the city transforms into a winter wonderland. Head to Princes Street to twirl on Edinburgh's ice rink and sip on hot chocolate at the annual Christmas fair.

If you need a bit of fresh air, take a hike up Arthur's Seat or the Salisbury Crags, part of Holyrood park.



Edinburgh Castle

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Castlehill
Castlehill

Historic fortress with breathtaking views and opulent riches inside... read more

Holyroodhouse Palace

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Holyrood Road
Canongate, at the eastern end of the Royal Mile

Royal intrigue and beauty... read more

Princes Street

Princes Street

If the Royal Mile is the life vein of the Old City, then Princes Street is its equivalent in the New Town. Just a short walk from the Old City, Princes Street extends from Lothian Road to Leith Street and is home to numerous tourist sights and museums. It can be seen from Edinburgh Castle... read more

Edinburgh City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

180 High Street

The world's largest and most popular performance/art festival, which runs from August 6-30th... read more

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

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Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags

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Queens Drive
Holyrood Park

Extinct volcano... read more

Rosslyn Chapel

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Rosslyn Chapel Trust

Ancient mystical church... read more

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Princes Street
Princes Street Gardens

Ice rink part of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities... read more

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Gift Experience Scotland 121 Giles Street The Shore

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National Museum of Scotland

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Chambers Street

The history of the Scots from the Stone Age to modern times... 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

Inverleith Park

Level C:3 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street

A large open park with playing fields, split into four areas by tree lined paths. A great place to view the Royal Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert in September... read more

Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig

For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace... read more

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Our Dynamic Earth

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Holyrood Road
Holyrood Rd

Brave old world... read more

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Scott Monument

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Princes Street
East Princes St. Gardens, near Waverley Station

Gothic spire dedicated to The Wizard of the North...
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Stirling Castle

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Stirling Old Town

One of Scotland's finest Stewart Castles... read more

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Calton Hill

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Regent Road

The folly on the hill... read more

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Royal Botanic Garden

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20A Inverleith Row

Expansive botanic garden... read more
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