Edinburgh Travel Guide


Activities
Edinburgh Castle
The castle sits on a volcanic crater carved by a glacier -- quite a dramatic location -- and endured battle after battle with the English until the 2 crowns finally united.
  • Castlehill
  • Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG United Kingdom

Edinburgh Castle

The castle sits on a volcanic crater carved by a glacier -- quite a dramatic location -- and endured battle after battle with the English until the 2 crowns finally united.
Castlehill Edinburgh, Midlothian, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 225 9846
The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile begins at Edinburgh Castle and ends at Holyrood Palace. This famed road takes you through Edinburgh's Old Town and is the main tourist hub, loaded with shops, museums and pubs celebrating all things Scottish.
  • Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PB United Kingdom

The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile begins at Edinburgh Castle and ends at Holyrood Palace. This famed road takes you through Edinburgh's Old Town and is the main tourist hub, loaded with shops, museums and pubs celebrating all things Scottish.
Royal Mile Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
It was always cold and rainy at Edinburgh Castle, so the royals built other residences, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Canongate, The Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8DX United Kingdom

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

It was always cold and rainy at Edinburgh Castle, so the royals built other residences, including the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Canongate, The Royal Mile Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 556 5100
Calton Hill
Calton Hill is home to some of the most interesting and eccentric monuments in Great Britain and offers some of the most panoramic views of the city.
  • Regent Road
  • Edinburgh, Scotland DH7 5AA United Kingdom

Calton Hill

Calton Hill is home to some of the most interesting and eccentric monuments in Great Britain and offers some of the most panoramic views of the city.
Regent Road Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 529 7061
Princes Street Gardens
The Scottish love a good walk, and in Edinburgh, one of the best places to do that is at Princes Street Gardens, a gorgeous, lush park.
  • Princes St.
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2HG United Kingdom

Princes Street Gardens

The Scottish love a good walk, and in Edinburgh, one of the best places to do that is at Princes Street Gardens, a gorgeous, lush park.
Princes St. Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 529 7921
Old Town Closes
A favorite activity in Edinburgh is to explore Old Town's closes. These steep, narrow alleyways, which run off the Royal Mile, got their name because they used to be closed off at night.
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

Old Town Closes

A favorite activity in Edinburgh is to explore Old Town's closes. These steep, narrow alleyways, which run off the Royal Mile, got their name because they used to be closed off at night.
Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Festival
Every August, the Edinburgh Festival takes place featuring the International Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, International Book Festival, and The Fringe -- a festival celebrating avant-garde arts.
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

Edinburgh Festival

Every August, the Edinburgh Festival takes place featuring the International Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, International Book Festival, and The Fringe -- a festival celebrating avant-garde arts.
Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hotels
Glasshouse
The Glasshouse is considered one of the top hotels in the world. This boutique hotel features rooms that wrap around a 2-acre rooftop terrace.
  • 2 Greenside Row
  • Leicester, Scotland EH1 3AA United Kingdom

Glasshouse

The Glasshouse is considered one of the top hotels in the world. This boutique hotel features rooms that wrap around a 2-acre rooftop terrace.
2 Greenside Row Leicester, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 525 8200

Restaurants & Bars
Bow Bar
Just off the Royal Mile, you'll find the Bow Bar. With its huge selection of whiskies and beers, it's a local favorite.
  • 80 West Bow
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2HH United Kingdom

Bow Bar

Just off the Royal Mile, you'll find the Bow Bar. With its huge selection of whiskies and beers, it's a local favorite.
80 West Bow Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Phone: 44 131 226 7667

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