Craigmillar Castle – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

Sitting just three miles outside of the city centre is the ancestral home of the once-powerful Preston family, Craigmillar Castle, and I reckon it’s an attraction that’s well worth visiting if you want a break from the bustling crowds.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

One of the best botanic gardens in the UK is located in Edinburgh, and a short bus ride from the city centre will allow you to explore over 13,000 different plant species in the most beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds you’re ever likely to see.

The Royal Edinburgh Zoo: Complete Visitor Guide

Set over 82 acres of parkland on the south-facing slope of Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh zoo is the second most popular tourist attraction in Scotland after Edinburgh Castle. Owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), the zoo was constructed in 1913 and today sees visitor numbers totalling over 600,000 each year.

Edinburgh’s Christmas: Complete Visitor Guide

Edinburgh’s Christmas has grown from a small collection of German market stalls in Princes street into one of the country’s biggest festival events, where Christmas is celebrated with a dizzying array of fun-filled activities and shows for families of all ages.

Edinburgh Castle: Complete Visitor Guide

The world-famous Edinburgh Castle doesn’t really need an introduction as pretty much every visitor to Scotland will have researched it at some point before leaving home, which is perfectly understandable as it’s Scotland’s most-hyped tourist attraction.

Calton Hill – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

Calton Hill is an all-too-often-missed tourist attraction located just a few hundred feet from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street, where a collection of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks are clumped together on one of the most remarkable viewpoints in the city.

Gilmerton Cove – Edinburgh: Complete Visitor Guide

This attraction is one of Scotland’s most unusual heritage sites as it’s hidden beneath a nondescript house in an otherwise unremarkable street, but the subterranean caverns are definitely worth taking the time to discover.