Things to do in Edinburgh

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Scotlands capital city, Edinburgh is a world-class tourist destination sought-after by many.

This cultural capital has something for everyone: world leading festivals, famous Hogmanay celebrations, stunning cityscapes, medieval alleyways and architecture, and of course, the famous Edinburgh Castle.

Steeped in history, spend your days exploring this great city and its attractions, museums, galleries and parks. At night, head out and visit the bustling bars, restaurants, clubs and theatres.

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National Museum of Scotland

All the collections in the National Museum of Scotland have stories to tell from natural science to archaeology. Uncover treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland’s story from fascinating fossils all the way to popular culture.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Originally established in 1670, the Royal Botanic Gardens acquired three regional gardens in the 20th-century – together they hold one of the world’s largest living collections of plants.

Camera Obscura

A museum with a difference - Camera Obscura is a unique attraction that allows you to interactively learn about the city through their fascinating rooftop terrace cameras. Great fun for couples or all the family, no matter what age.

Edinburgh Zoo

Opened in 1913, Edinburgh Zoo is home to almost 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including the famous giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang.

Edinburgh Castle

With over 1 million visitors every year, it’s easy to see why Edinburgh Castle is the most popular attraction in Edinburgh and a definite contender for anyone’s must-see list.

Princes Street

Edinburgh’s best-known shopping destination, with flagship stores from all the best-known high street retailers. If you're visiting Edinburgh for the shopping then you couldn't be better positioned when staying with us.

The Grassmarket

Home to independent shops from Scottish cashmere and tweed to cheesemongers I J Mellis, the Grassmarket also plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

National Museum of Scotland

All the collections in the National Museum of Scotland have stories to tell from natural science to archaeology. Uncover treasures from the edges of history and trace Scotland’s story from fascinating fossils all the way to popular culture.

Camera Obscura

A museum with a difference - Camera Obscura is a unique attraction that allows you to interactively learn about the city through their fascinating rooftop terrace cameras. Great fun for couples or all the family, no matter what age.

Edinburgh Zoo

Opened in 1913, Edinburgh Zoo is home to almost 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including the famous giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

Edinburgh Castle

With over 1 million visitors every year, it’s easy to see why Edinburgh Castle is the most popular attraction in Edinburgh and a definite contender for anyone’s must-see list.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Night-life

Night-life

Romantic Attractions

Romantic Attractions

Shopping

Shopping

Princes Street

Edinburgh’s best-known shopping destination, with flagship stores from all the best-known high street retailers. If you're visiting Edinburgh for the shopping then you couldn't be better positioned when staying with us.

The Grassmarket

Home to independent shops from Scottish cashmere and tweed to cheesemongers I J Mellis, the Grassmarket also plays host to a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Outdoor

Outdoor

Royal Botanic Gardens

Originally established in 1670, the Royal Botanic Gardens acquired three regional gardens in the 20th-century – together they hold one of the world’s largest living collections of plants.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink