Scotland’s capital and cultural focus, Edinburgh is a hugely popular UK destination. With its castle, the Holyrood Palace, great shopping and dining, and lively pub and entertainment scene, it’s one of the country’s gems.
Edinburgh is an ideal city for walking. The city center is compact, divided into the medieval town on Castle Hill and the Georgian New Town at the foot of the hill. There are all kinds of walking tours on offer, from night walks to a Royal Mile afternoon stroll, revealing the history of this fabled thoroughfare stretching from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood.
If time is tight, tour Edinburgh on a day trip from London by train. With return train tickets and a Hop-on Hop-off tour included, you can follow your own itinerary.
Explore Edinburgh Castle and see the city from its battlements, shop for tartan scarves along the Royal Mile and Princes Street, visit the National Galleries and tour Holyrood Palace.