Top 10 Edinburgh Attractions

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Edinburgh has most definitely become one of the top mini break destinations in the United Kingdom. With hundreds of attractions, events and activities, you can easily become overwhelmed with how to spend your time in the city.

Make the most of your visit by booking bargain accommodation and using the money saved to take advantage of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

1.     Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Along with the Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo should appear at the top of every traveler’s itinerary. Enjoy huge performances from bands playing traditional pipes and drums as well as spectacular firework displays.

2.     The Scotch Whisky Experience

Where better to sample the superb flavours of Scotch than in its country of origin? The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh has to be experienced. Inviting guests to become part of the whisky making process, taste the distinctive notes of the liquor and partake in themed workshops exploring the history of the beverage, this is an essential stop for any whisky lover.

3.     Museum of Childhood

Re-live your childhood at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood. This nostalgic trip down memory lane is ideal for adults traveling to the city with their children. From construction kits and games to dolls and dress up, this truly is a treat for toy fanatics young and old alike.

4.     The Balmoral Spa

Spend a day relaxing in the luxurious Balmoral Spa. A serene retreat at the heart of the city center, this highly acclaimed spa offers an extensive menu of treatments as well as a swimming pool, sauna and steam room facilities.

5.     Gilmerton Cove

Hidden beneath the streets of Edinburgh, Glimerton Cove is an intriguing warren of unexplained passages and chambers. Guided tours through the maze of the cove run regularly as locals and tourists try to uncover the secrets of the 18th century site.

6.     Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Head to the roof tops for a view of Edinburgh like no other. The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions attraction offers 360 degree panoramic views over the capital, as well as five floors of interactive optical illusions.

7.     Royal Yacht Britannia

Take a virtual tour on board of the Royal Yacht Britannia. Once on board the vessel, the audio guide gives an in depth insight into the features and history of the regal craft.

8.     Edinburgh Castle

Within the backdrop of all stays in the city center, the iconic Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscapes of Edinburgh. Open to the public, the castle is currently home of the Scottish National War Memorial, three museums, the Scottish crown jewels and much more.

9.     Royal Mile

The world famous Royal Mile is the perfect setting for a historical walk through the center of Edinburgh. Walk through some of the city’s most treasured landmarks including Holyrood Castle, Holyrood Park and the Scottish Parliament.

10.  The Filmhouse

A must for any film fanatics, The Filmhouse on Lothian Road in Edinburgh is a cultural cinematic experience offering exclusive screenings of Scotland’s independent films. 

Now is the time to get excited, find good rates on Edinburgh hotels and start planning your Scottish capital stay today.