Guidelet: Highlights of Edinburgh

A travel guide to Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Target Market: families, couples,tourists | A travel guide by: Rachael

Edinburgh is full of history and wonderful places to eat. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Highlights of Edinburgh", a travel guide to Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to Edinburgh, United Kingdom


Edinburgh Castle

Why visit:

An iconic landmark in Edinburgh. The castle is full of history and legend. Listen out for the 1 o clock Gun

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at Castlehill


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Edinburgh Castle, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Royal Mile

Why visit:

A really interesting street in Edinburgh with lots of museums, shops and historical points.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,free,just show up option
at Castlehill


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The Royal Mile, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Writers' Museum

Why visit:

A Museum dedicated to some of Edinburgh's writers including Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns.

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at Lawnmarket


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The Writers

Arthur's Seat

Why visit:

An excellent place to walk to get a view across the city.

a day,free,just show up option
at Salisbury Crags


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Arthur

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Why visit:

This is where Mary Queen of Scots lived and where Lord Darnley was murdered. Today it is still the Scottish residence of the Queen.

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at Canongate


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Palace of Holyroodhouse, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The People's Story

Why visit:

The story of the people of Edinburgh

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at 163 Canongate


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The People

The Whisky Trail

Why visit:

A great place to try Scottish whisky,

a day,varies,just show up option
at 223 High Street


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The Whisky Trail, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

National Museum of Scotland

Why visit:

One of the best museums in Edinburgh

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at Chambers St.


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National Museum of Scotland, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Scott Monument

Why visit:

A famous monument to Sir Walter Scott

a day,free,just show up option
at Princes Street Gardens


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Scott Monument, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Why visit:

A chance to tour this famous ship that belongs to the Queen

a day,varies,check site first option
at Ocean Terminal


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The Royal Yacht Britannia, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Real Mary King's Close

Why visit:

An intriguing place that is quite spooky. Underground Edinburgh.

a day,varies,check site first option
at 2 Warriston's Close, High Street


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The Real Mary King

Greyfriars Bobby's Statue

Why visit:

A statue dedicated to a small dog that lived by his master's grave.

a day,free,just show up option
at Candlemaker Row


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Greyfriars Bobby

Jenners (House of Fraser)

Why visit:

One of the most traditional stores in Edinburgh. Check out the food hall.

a day,lunch,dinner,varies,just show up option
at 48 Princes St.


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Jenners (House of Fraser), a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Royal Botanic Garden

Why visit:

A beautiful garden to explore.

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at 20 Inverleith Row


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Royal Botanic Garden, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Black Medicine Coffee Co.

Why visit:

An excellent place to get a decent cup of coffee.

a day,varies,just show up option
at 2 Nicolson St


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The Black Medicine Coffee Co., a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Stand Comedy Club

Why visit:

Check out the shows here for some great entertainment.

a night,varies,check site first option
at 5 York Pl.


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The Stand Comedy Club, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Grassmarket

Why visit:

You'll find quirky shops, bars and restaurants in this historic part of Edinburgh.

a day,lunch,dinner,night,free,just show up option
at Grassmarket


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Grassmarket, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Scottish Parliament / Pàrlamaid na h-Alba

Why visit:

This is a very interesting building and you can also get tours,

a day,varies,check site first option
at Horse Wynd


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Scottish Parliament / Pàrlamaid na h-Alba, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Princes Street Gardens

Why visit:

A beautiful garden in the city centre.

a day,free,just show up option
at Princes St.


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Princes Street Gardens, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Tartan Weaving Mill & Exhibition

Why visit:

Learn about tartans and find out your family pattern.

a day,varies,check site first option
at 57-59 High Street


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Tartan Weaving Mill & Exhibition, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Why visit:

An interesting art gallery in Edinburgh.

a day,varies,check site first option
at 1 Queen St.


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Scottish National Portrait Gallery, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Museum of Childhood

Why visit:

A lovely museum to explore.

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at 42 High St.


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Museum of Childhood, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Why visit:

A unique guided tour taking in literature and pubs associated with writers.

a night,varies,check site first option
at 5 Wellington Pl.


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The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Georgian House

Why visit:

See what a typical Georgian town house looked like.

a day,fixed price,check site first option
at 7 Charlotte Square


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Georgian House, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Elephant House

Why visit:

One of the cafes associated with writers in Edinburgh. This is one of the many used by JK Rowling to write Harry Potter.

a day,lunch,varies,just show up option
at 21 George IV Bridge


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The Elephant House, a tour attraction in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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