Dating back to the 12th century, the castle of Edinburgh has dominated the skyline and looms over the city. Stunning both day and night, you won’t struggle to find the impressive structure sat high upon Castle Rock. Well worth a look at night too, with its impressive lighting set up.
Holyrood palace is the official residence of the royals in Scotland. The Queen herself stays here for at least one week a year at the beginning of the summer, as well as other members of the royal family. Hang around outside - you might get a glimpse of William or Kate!
Surrounding the castle is Edinburgh’s Old Town. Most being the original streets and architecture dating back to the reformation. Cobbled streets, quirky buildings and market squares make for a delightful wander around whatever time of year.
You can also visit the castle buildings and its grounds, See first-hand different areas and eras of history, fascinating for enthusiasts and general visitors alike. Make sure you catch the cannon fire, and take a minute to enjoy the amazing view!
Learn all about the local tipple of Scotch whisky in this replica distillery. Find out about the crafts involved from expert tour guides, most importantly you get to taste their wares!
Special effects, actors, amazing sets and thrilling rides, the Edinburgh Dungeon captures all the spirits of Edinburgh’s past. Making learning about the city’s history, folklore and gruesome tales an exhilarating and rather scary experience!
All the high street names you could ever want - Primark, Debenhams, Zara and M&S to name a few. It’s the most developed part of the city, with modern streets and contemporary shop fronts.
George Street is where you’ll find all your chic fashion and designer shops. Hollister, Jack Wills and Karen Millen sandwiched perfectly between trendy bars and cafes - what could be better?
And we thought it couldn’t get better than George Street. Multrees walk is not only beautiful but home to the best luxurious shops in Edinburgh. We’re talking Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and Gucci. Go on, treat yourself!
Absolutely no shortage of traditional pubs and bars here - get a real taste of the Scottish drinking culture in its capital. Tending to be the cheaper area of town and where you’ll find live music, gigs and bands aplenty. The atmosphere is always friendly and never a disappointment.
Serving a slightly more affluent crowd, George Street hosts fashionable cocktail and wine bars nestled between the designer shops and cafes which dominate the street during daylight hours. You’ll find it the choice for young professionals, so quality and satisfaction is priority.
Docks at Leith
Newly regenerated to kiss goodbye to a once dodgy reputation, Leith is now one of the most up and coming areas of Edinburgh when it comes to nightlife.