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Edinburgh attractions & tourist information
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Tag: Family Attractions
The Royal Yacht Britannia is the former royal yacht of HM Queen Elizabeth II which is located in the Ocean Terminal shopping centre at Leith in Edinburgh. The yacht is one of Scotland’s premier tourist attractions and visitors can explore it on a self-guided tour that takes them through the main dining hall, the royal family’s private quarters, and the engine room.
Edinburgh is one of the world’s best-loved cities due to its historic attractions, interesting people, stunning scenery and the top festivals in Europe. This article aims to help you find your feet with essential Edinburgh tips & advice from a local – including how to get to the city, how to travel around it, what to expect from the weather and much more.
Tag: Lochs & Rivers
The 22-mile-long Water of Leith runs from the Pentland Hills through Edinburgh before reaching the North Sea at Leith. A walkway follows the river for a large part of its journey through the city and visitors can join it at a number of points including the Water of Leith visitor centre and Stockbridge. Discover this serene wildlife haven with this guide which features an overview and lots of visiting tips.
The 200-foot-tall Scott Monument is the world’s largest monument to a writer. The Gothic tower was constructed in commemoration of the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott and it’s one of the most prominent features in Edinburgh’s city centre. During a visit, tourists can climb the winding staircase inside the tower which opens up onto platforms that offer unrivalled views across the city. Discover everything you need to know about the Scott Monument in this complete visitor guide.
Dean Village in Edinburgh is a historic city suburb that was once the home of mills and industries that used the nearby Water of Leith. Although the water-powered mills are long gone many of the original mill buildings remain, most of which are protected and therefore unaltered from the time they were built over 100 years ago.
The first season of the hit TV show Outlander was filmed in Scotland, and many of those early episodes were filmed near Edinburgh at places like Doune Castle near Stirling, East Linton Mills in East Lothian, and the village of Culross in Fife. Discover all of the Outlander filming locations in and around Edinburgh in this complete guide.
Tag: Parks & Gardens
Arthur’s Seat in the middle of Holyrood Park is one of the highlights of any visit to Edinburgh, mainly because the top of this ancient volcanic plug offers unrivalled views of the city. Discover Holyrood Park in this complete guide which includes an overview, useful visiting advice, and immersive 360° photos.
Lauriston Castle is a 16th and 19th century mansion house in Edinburgh that’s open for guided tours and walks around landscaped gardens. This historic attraction is managed by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh who maintain the sumptuous Edwardian decor that’s unchanged from the time the last owners moved out in the 1920s. Discover this hidden gem of a city attraction in this complete visitor guide.
Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, is frequently voted as one of the best places to visit in the world. Readers of a range of media outlets like Condé Nast have included it in their ‘must-see’ travel guides and The Telegraph newspaper has voted Edinburgh the best city in the UK. This little city has over 1,000 years of fascinating history waiting to be discovered around every corner and it’s one of the top cultural centres in Europe. But even so, is it worth visiting? Find the answer in this complete guide.
Tag: Museums & Galleries
The National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh cares for, researches and displays the national collection of modern art. The gallery also stages art exhibitions and offers visitors the chance to explore artworks in its large grounds as well as indoors in the two 19th-century buildings.
It rains a lot in Edinburgh – especially in winter – so visitors need to know exactly where to go and what to do when the clouds inevitably turn grey. Discover the best things to do in Edinburgh on a rainy day with this guide which includes details of the best indoor attractions such as the Scottish National Gallery, the Camera Obscura, the Scotch Whisky Experience and Edinburgh Castle.
As well as being the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most-visited cities in the world thanks to its incredible collection of family-friendly tourist attractions. Discover a collection of the best attractions in Edinburgh for couples with this guide which features virtual tours of each location along with detailed overviews and visiting advice.
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