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About Edinburgh

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a history of nearly 700 years. The old architecture all around and the rich Scottish flavor make this one of the UK's cities which are well worth seeing. The bustling shopping streets, old and new museums, the alluring experience of whiskey, and the Elephant Café where the Harry Potter stories were born make visitors fall in love instantly with the simple elegance of this art suffused city.

Popular Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle
4.6/5
958 Reviews
Castle
Edinburgh Castle stands tall at the center of the city atop an extinct volcano. The castle on top of the cliffs is imposingly magnificent. A witness to Scotland's long history, it has served as a royal residence, a military fortress and even a prison. In later eras, the king began to renovate the castle into a residential palace. Currently, the oldest extant part of the building is a small chapel which was built in the 11th century. It can be said that Edinburgh Castle is at the core of Scottish national history. On display in the castle you can see the Scottish crown jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny. Historically, Scottish royalty sat on it during their coronation ceremony.
Calton Hill
4.5/5
436 Reviews
Mountain
The Calton Hill is located in the east of Edinburgh and is dotted with many historic and elegant buildings. It is also the commanding heights of Edinburgh, and you can take a trip along the top of the hill to see the spectacular panorama of Edinburgh. Every sunrise and sunset, many tourists will come here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, often able to take beautiful photos. Going east along Princes Street to the end of the Carlton Hill. The mountain is not high, and slowly walks up, all the way is lush scenery. When the weather is fine, many locals will come here to sunbathe on the lawn or have a picnic.
Royal Mile
4.5/5
346 Reviews
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Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2PB, Scotland
National Museum of Scotland
4.6/5
232 Reviews
Museum
Constructed in 1999, the Scottish Museum is considered one of the best buildings in Scotland in the 20th century, adding a lively modern touch to the old town of Edinburgh. The architectural design of the museum closely integrates with Scotland's unique history and natural environment, especially with the round tower of Edinburgh Castle. The surface is made of Scottish gold sandstone, which creates an ancient appearance. The Scottish Museum is well lit and the sun can fill almost every corner of the hall.

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The Ghost Bus Tours - Edinburgh
5/5
26 Reviews
FromGBP15.9
The Edinburgh Dungeon Entrance Ticket
5/5
23 Reviews
FromGBP10.9

Edinburgh Weather

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