Attractions and Places to Visit in Edinburgh

Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.
Start with the world-class attractions of the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Galleries and St Giles Cathedral. Go behind the scenes with Edinburgh's film locations, explore a few hidden gems or sit back and watch the world go by from one of the parks and gardens, including the magical Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction
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Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat

Holyrood Parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago..
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The Real Mary King’s Close

The Real Mary King’s Close

The Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The city’s deepest secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century. There is nowhere in the world quite like Mary King’s Close.
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