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Edinburgh, with its rich history, stunning architecture, and cultural scene, is a city that captures the hearts of travelers from around the world. If you’re planning a visit to this enchanting Scottish capital, make sure to check out some of its top attractions. Beacuase Edinburgh is a city with a rich history, stunning architecture, and great cultural scene. In this blog, we will uncover a list of Edinburgh’s best attractions, along with their locations and entry prices. Let’s go on an unforgettable journey!

1. Edinburgh Castle

Perched atop Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city. This iconic landmark is a treasure trove of history and heritage and houses the magnificent Crown Jewels of Scotland. Entry prices range from £17.50 to £20.50, depending on the season.

best attraction Edinburgh Castle

2. The Royal Mile

Running through the heart of the city’s Old Town, the Royal Mile is a lively street brimming with history, shops, cafes, and pubs. This one-mile stretch connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, offering visitors a captivating journey through time. Unlike main streets in other cities, the bars and restaurants on this street are quite good too. So whenever you feel like having a break, simply have a pint in one of the many bars.

While your walking the Royal Mile, make sure to have a look at ‘The World’s End‘. A famous pub that owes its name to its location. Back in the 16th century Edinburgh was a walled city. The gates to the city were situated outside the pub, and the brass cobbles in the road represent their exact location. As far as the people of Edinburgh were concerned, the world outside these gates was no longer theirs: hence the name, The World’s End.

3. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Escape the city and enjoy the tranquility of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Located just a mile north of the city center, this lush oasis has stunning landscapes, glasshouses, and a wide array of plant species from around the world. The entry is free, with a small fee for access to additional exhibitions.

4. Arthur’s Seat

This ancient volcanic peak offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscapes. Located in Holyrood Park, entry to Arthur’s Seat is free, making it a perfect spot for a hike or picnic.

Just want to look at Arthur’s Seat from a distance? Climb up to Calton Hill for an amazing view of both the Peak and the city!

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4. Museum of Scotland

The Museum of Scotland, located on Chambers Street in Edinburgh, is a captivating museum that showcases the rich history, culture, and achievements of the Scottish people. It houses a vast collection of artifacts, from archaeological finds to contemporary artworks, providing an immersive journey through Scotland’s fascinating past. The museum’s exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including Scottish history, archaeology, technology, art, and design, ensuring there is something to captivate visitors of all ages and interests. We had a blast during our visit and were amazed by its size! Also, this museum is great to visit with kids thanks to its many interactive displays. Entry is free, but some special exhibitions may have a fee.

5. The Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia is located in the historic port of Leith, which is just a few miles from the city center of Edinburgh, Scotland. This prime location allows visitors to easily access the ship and also explore the vibrant and charming area of Leith, known for its bustling waterfront, trendy bars, and excellent seafood restaurants. With its proximity to Edinburgh, visitors can easily combine a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia with other popular attractions in the city, making it a convenient and enriching addition to any itinerary. The adult entree price is  £18.50 make sure to check out their website for current prices.

6. A Scotch Whisky Experience

For whisky enthusiasts, a visit to … is a must!  this informative and interactive attraction takes you on a journey to discover the intricate art of whisky making. Make sure to read our blog about Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is a city that seamlessly blends its historic past with an exciting present, offering a diverse range of attractions to suit every traveler’s interests. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle to the natural beauty of Arthur’s Seat, there is something for everyone in this enchanting city. Remember to check the official websites for updated entry prices and any additional information before planning your visit.

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