The Water of Leith winds over 22 miles from the Colzium Springs in the Pentland Hills to the heart of Edinburgh, and over the course of its journey it passes many famous landmarks that are linked with the city.
Walk a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle and you’ll find Holyrood Park – an outstanding area of natural beauty that offers visitors a haven of tranquillity amongst the hubbub of Scotland’s capital city.
As you walk around the ancient city of Edinburgh you might notice several sections of fortified wall that seem slightly out of place in relation to the other buildings that stand alongside them.
Greyfriars Bobby has long been a part of Edinburgh folklore and is famous the world over, but what’s the real story behind the tale of the faithful Skye Terrier?
No visit to Edinburgh can be complete without a visit to Greyfriars Kirk, home to the famous Greyfriars Bobby – the wee Skye Terrier that kept a 14-year vigil on his masters grave in the 19th-century.
In the centre of Princes Street gardens, not far from Waverley train station, stands one of the grandest man-made landmarks in Europe – the 200-foot tall Scott Monument.
The Royal Yacht Britannia is the former royal yacht of HM Queen Elizabeth II which now takes pride of place at the Ocean Terminal shopping centre at Leith in Edinburgh. Over the course of her working life Britannia was the official residence of the Royal Family and sailed over one million miles around the world.
If you’re embarking on a visit to Edinburgh then your trip won’t be complete without a visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience, located just a short walk from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade on the Royal Mile.
Situated just over 3/4 of a mile into the Firth of Forth, Cramond Island is a tidal landmass located close the village of Cramond near Edinburgh.