Probably the most visited attraction in the city and definitely worth seeing. You can admire it from a distance, but you might want to consider a visit inside the walls. You`ll discover the Crown Jewels, have a moment of silence inside St Margaret`s Chapel, admire the huge collection of weapons at the Great Hall and much more.
The Real Mary King`s Close
The Real Mary King`s Close is a labyrinth of underground streets and spaces. In the 1600`s Mary King`s Close was at the heart of Edinburgh. Together with a guide, who will take you on a tour through the closes, you will learn more about what it was like living back in the day when people tried to survive the plague and poverty.
See Edinburgh from a different point of view, take in the city’s skyline and have a front row seat at the best viewing point of the city. Camera Obscura is an interactive place for people of all ages. There`s plenty of things to do on your own but make sure to attend the show that teaches you more about the history of Edinburgh in a fun way.
Scotch Whiskey Experience
You can`t come to Scotland without tasting their whiskey and what better place to go to than the Scotch Whiskey Experience. Here you`ll learn more about the differences between single malt and blended malt and how whiskey is produced. You`ll be able to enjoy a tasting while admiring the World`s Largest Collection of Scotch Whiskey. Please drink responsibly and use a designated driver, as your RoamRight policy does not cover loss resulting from or caused by being under the influence of alcohol.
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish and even considered the national dish of Scotland. It is made out of savory pudding containing sheep`s heart, liver and lungs; minced with onion, oatmeal and spices packed into a sheep`s stomach and boiled. If this is not your cup of tea, why don`t you try the Fried Mars Bar which originated in chip shops in Scotland.
Attend a Festival
Edinburgh is the city of festivals. It starts at the beginning of the year with Hogmanay and continues all through the year with Edinburgh`s Festival Fringe, world`s largest art festival; International Film and Book festivals; summer festivals like the Jazz and Blues Festival and many more. It`s a great way to combine a city visit and attend a big event. Check here for events.
These are just a few of the many things you can do in Edinburgh, not to mention it`s a great base for daytrips or exploring more of Scotland.
What`s your favorite thing to do in Edinburgh?