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Not To Miss While In Edinburgh

Welcome to our insight of things to do in Edinburgh from its magnificent architecture from the grace and calm of the Georgian New Town, to the beauty of its medieval Old Town, full of history.

There is even an underground city which is full of secrets and Ghost stories, head to The Real Mary Kings Close to visit the amazing underground secrets of Edingburgh.

Not only you can enjoy a great variety of food and drinks in Edinburgh, but the city also offers many visitors attractions, all of which are around 15 minutes from Albyn Town House Bed and Breakfast.

Do not miss!

Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, where the main attractions of the summer take place, including The Edinburgh Tattoo and The International Festival.

The Scotch whisky centre, where the art of Scotch whisky unfolds in front of you. Close by is the Camera Obscura which will give you a spectacular 360° rooftop panoramas of the City.

Holyrood Palace, Dynamic Earth, The Royal Scottish Museum, The Royal Yacht Britannia or places like Princes Street, Rose Street, The Dean Village and the Grassmarket are some of the numerous other curiosities of our city, to know more about these, please contact Edinburgh Tourist Office.

My little family’s 30 favourite things to do in Edinburgh.

  • Stay with us at the Albyn.
  • Have Haggis at breakfast & finish it…..I dare you!
  • Do a walking tour of the Medieval city.
  • Visit the Mary King’s close.
  • Walk the Royal Mile and find the hidden courtyards and gardens through the old closes.
  • Roll a hill in the Meadows Park.
  • Walk along the water of Leith from Dean village to Stockbridge and go to the Stockbridge Market (sun 9am to 5pm).
  • Go and meet Greyfriars Bobby and walk around the Kirkyard.
  • Visit South Queensferry, my favourite village, walk around and have fresh
    fish & chips and cakes at the Rail Bridge Cafe at the foot of the Red
  • Forth Rail Bridge; Take the bus x55 from Queensferry street, 30 min.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle and see the Crown Jewels.
  • Take a city Tour Bus around Edinburgh.
  • Have lunch in Victoria Street.
  • Have an afternoon tea at the Sheraton or the Signet Library (Parliament Square).
  • Visit Rosslyn Chapel, take bus 37 from Princes street.
  • Get some cheese from Mellis in Victoria Street.
  • Join a underground walking tour near the St Giles Cathedral.
  • Walk up Carlton Hill, via Waterloo Place, and enjoy the view!
  • Taste lots of Whiskies at the Bow Bar in Victoria street.
  • Listen to folk music and experience the real Edinburgh people at the Sandy
    Bells on Forest road.
  • Have a pulled pork sandwich at Oink in Victoria street….Yummmmmmm.
  • Get some fresh Fudge from the Fudge House down in the Canongate.
  • Take a Black cab (for the sake of it!).
  • Walk around the New Town and soak up the beauty of the Architecture.
  • Go to the National Museum of Scotland in Chamber street.
  • Go to the Botanic Gardens, bus 23.
  • Have a game of Golf on Bruntsfield link and get your Clubs and your pint at the Golf Tavern circa 1456!!
  • Go and listen to live music in the Grassmarket, Thursdays to Saturdays.
  • Walk along Portobello Beach (bus 15) and have an ice cream at the Beach House.
  • Plan a 3 hour walk up to Arthur Seat, make it to The Sheeps Heid in Duddingston Village for lunch.
  • Browse around the charity shops down in Morningside and if you want more in Stockbridge.

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Book A Tour

  • Book an Edinburgh tour, or City Ghost tour from our Guest House.
  • After taking one of the many historical or ghost tours on offer in Edinburgh, why not explore a little bit out of town to the wilds of the Highlands.
  • We can recommend a few companies who we work with on a regular basis, check out what they can offer and book online direct.

Do not miss

Edinburgh’s Ghost Bus Tour The Ghost Bus Tours or take a tour around the city Edinburgh Tours. For the tours in the Highlands; Grayline Tours, Timberbrush Tours; Heart of Scotland Tours; Rabbies. All these tours have been tried and tested by our customers and ourselves!!!

Voila, now you have a better idea!


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