Not To Miss While In Edinburgh

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

Do not miss The real Mary King’s Close, which will take you to the remains of the Edinburgh’s underground city, go to The Real Mary Kings Close for more info, or check the Mercat Tours who to offer a wild variety of history walks and underground tours with Mercat Tours, as well as the Auld Reekie which offers a variety of tours too and a free whisky at the end!! on Auld Reekie Tours.

For the kids and the big kids, the Edinburgh Dungeons are great The Dungeons for online tickets; Come and enjoy a day and night of discoveries. Not only you can enjoy a great variety of food and drinks in Edinburgh, but the city also offers many visitors attractions, from which we are around 15 minutes, Do not miss; the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, where the main attractions of the summer (August), Edinburgh Tattoo and The International Festival take place.

The Scotch whisky centre, where the art of Scotch whisky unfolds at the Scotch Whisky Experience, close to it the Camera Obscura will give you a spectacular 360° rooftop panoramas, check them out Camera Obscura. 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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