Things to Do & Attractions in Edinburgh

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Isle of Skye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 132 Reviews

The Isle of Skye is Scotland's largest island, and justly famous on the tourist circuit. However, most visitors stick to the beaten track, and if you've a ...  Read more

Edinburgh Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 78 Reviews

Look up anywhere in Edinburgh's old town and you'll see Edinburgh Castle, seeming to grow out of the blackened cold volcano that forms its plinth. There's ...  Read more

Palace of Holyrood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

The Palace of Holyrood House, sometimes called Holyrood Palace, faces Edinburgh Castle along the length of the Royal Mile. Like its majestic companion, it's ...  Read more

Royal Mile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Bookended by Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile (it's actually slightly longer than a mile) is the grand center of Edinburgh's Old Town. ...  Read more

Stirling Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 366 Reviews

In a country of castles, Stirling Castle may just be the ultimate royal stronghold. In fact, it was once rumored to be the home of King Arthur and his knights. ...  Read more

Princes Street

4.5 star rating: Recommended 168 Reviews

Gracious Princes Street, with its epic length, gardens, stellar shopping, and knockout views, is the central vein of Edinburgh and one of Europe's great ...  Read more

Linlithgow Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Linlithgow Palace is the classic romantic ruin, steeped in royal history and set beside a picturesque loch. It was begun in 1424 on the site of another palace ...  Read more

Arthur's Seat

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Along with Calton Hill and Castle Rock, Arthur's Seat forms part of the ridge of cold volcanoes that give such drama to the Edinburgh skyline. The mountain ...  Read more

Royal Yacht Britannia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 394 Reviews

The Royal Yacht Britannia hit the seas in 1953 and took the British royal family around the world from then until 1997, when the vessel was decommissioned. Few ...  Read more

Jacobite Steam Train

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 223 Reviews

Featured as the fictional Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter  films, Scotland's legendary Jacobite Steam Train offers a magical opportunity to see the ...  Read more

Falkland Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Once the favored countryside retreat of the Stuart kings and queens, the magnificent Falkland Palace has seen a long list of famous royals pass through its ...  Read more

Forth Bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

The iconic Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge that arches over the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Situated 14 kilometers from Edinburgh’s city center, ...  Read more

Alnwick Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

For the last 700 years, Alnwick Castle has been home to the aristocratic Percy family, who hold the ancient title of the Dukes of Northumberland. It is one of ...  Read more

Palace of Holyroodhouse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

With its fairy-tale towers and imposing stone keep, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace) makes a fitting home for royalty, and the lavish residence ...  Read more

Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

The historic heart of Edinburgh and home to many of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the atmospheric Old Town became a UNESCO World Heritage site ...  Read more

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