Edinburgh | Lothian and Borders | Attractions

Attractions Edinburgh Scotland the iconic Edinburgh Castle or travel around Scotland and see the Highlands and Islands. Visit Edinburgh | travel Scotland see the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands their history and historic sites. Visit Scotland’s Castles and Scotland’s Palaces, Nature Reserves, Zoo’s, and Scottish Wildlife Parks.

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 Edinburgh Coat of Arms


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Edinburgh Castle South elevation

Attractions Edinburgh Scotland

When you Visit Edinburgh or see Scotland’s attractions most importantly, walk the Royal Mile, visit Edinburgh Castle and do not miss the world famous names of the Scottish whisky distilleries such as Macallan, Glenlivet, Dalwhinnie, Glenfiddich and the many more.

Visit Edinburgh Travel Hub of Scotland

Search for your Scottish ancestors or visit your family’s Scottish home town or city. Edinburgh the Capital City of Scotland with its direct links to worldwide destinations, Visit Edinburgh is the perfect place to start your journey of Scotland. With tours to all Scottish destinations by bus or with private bespoke transport and driver guide or rent a car and do your own thing.

Attractions Edinburgh Scotland | Accommodation

All you need is somewhere to stay, with all types of accommodation in Scotland available, from 5 star hotels to the hostel everyone is catered for. When you  Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland  Staying in Edinburgh as an individual or large group, there is suitable accommodation for all.

 Edinburgh Past and Present

Edinburgh’s past and present are all on Attractions Edinburgh Scotland.  Lothian and Borders web site gives you an in-depth guide to Edinburgh from the origins of Edinburgh Castle to the present shopping experience, restaurants, and activities, not to forget the home of golf and Edinburgh’s 30+ golf Clubs. Most importantly, including the oldest instituted club (1735) in the world, The Royal Burgess golfing society of Edinburgh. 

Things to do in Edinburgh

Throughout the year there is an event in Edinburgh every month. The world famous Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe in August. With Marathons, 10k and 5k runs from January to November. Most importantly, The famous Moon Walk that starts at midnight and Festivals throughout the year which include Science, Film, Children’s, Books, Music and many more.

Edinburgh Festivals

There are many festivals annually staged in Edinburgh. Most importantly, The Edinburgh Military Tattoo that is staged at Edinburgh Castle is a must see (Bucket List inclusion) extravaganza for the whole family of all ages. At the year end there is a Christmas market and a fun fair in the centre of Edinburgh from the end of November to January annually and a street party on the 31st of December for everyone, music, dancing and fireworks.   

 Edinburgh Castle and the Castle Rock overlooking Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh City Centre. Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland and see Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Edinburgh

Visit Edinburgh Wedding Venues

Edinburgh Castles, ancient churches and buildings, on the beach or in private grounds, In a cave or under the city streets of old Edinburgh. If you are looking for a special venue look at Edinburgh for your ultimate wedding and photographs. When in Edinburgh walk the streets of Old Edinburgh which were laid over 500 years ago or Edinburgh’s New Town that has been walked for over 250 years.

Visit Edinburgh Shopping

The 21st century Edinburgh has the latest retail outlets all within the city centre. At the weekends there are many street markets that sell all types of goods. Not to forget Edinburgh’s main attractions the Scott Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Royal Mile. 

 Edinburgh city centre with views of Edinburgh Castle, The Hub, The Martyr’s Obelisk, Balmoral Hotel Clock Tower and Princes Street.   Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland Princes Street

Link to map  “things to see in Edinburgh”

          The Skyline of Edinburgh, looking from the left St Giles Cathedral, The Hub (highest point in Edinburgh),  Edinburgh Castle and in front the North Bridge.            

Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland Edinburgh Castle , the North Bridge and Old Edinburgh

 Royal Mile High Street Edinburgh with daily street performers during the Edinburgh International Festival in August every year.

Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle from the west end of Princes Street with St John’s Church taken from Edinburgh Group Accommodation

Visit Edinburgh | Travel Scotland Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle

Link to Map of Edinburgh

Link to All About Edinburgh