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.
From fashionista's favourite Harvey Nichols in St. Andrew Square and designer shops such as Cruise and Phase Eight, to star studded jewellers such as Hamilton & Inches and Laings, George Street has it all going on. And when day turns to night, the street comes alive with well-groomed partygoers who flock to the area's many stylish bars.
Dean Village is like something out of a storybook. The village is made up of a captivating mix of old and new architecture, bridges and winding pathways. Walk along the Water of Leith towards nearby Stockbridge to see the mystical St Bernard's Well. Dean Village is also just a short walk from the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery.
Holyrood Park, also known as Queen's Park, is an area of wild natural beauty representing all the features traditionally associated with the Scottish landscape, such as craggy mountains, lochs, fields of heather, glens and marshland. It contains Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano), Holyroodhouse Palace, and a bird sanctuary.
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.
Enjoy a walk along the charming docks of Edinburgh, the industrial area of the city. It's home to plenty of delicious restaurants and pubs, so dine on seafood with a unique Scottish twist. At the Ocean Terminal shopping mall, stop for a movie at the Vue or do a tour of the Royal Yacht of Britannia, a five-star tourist attraction.
2 Warriston's Close
(Bells Brae, Water of Leith)