Things to see and do - Edinburgh
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Capital of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Parliament, the beautiful and verdant city of Edinburgh rises on a cluster of volcanic hills. It has two contrasting parts: the medieval Old Town is perched up on a rocky outcrop; the 19C New Town is laid out below. A huge variety of attractions, a host of festivals, most notably the BEdinburgh International Festival, and some excellent museums lure countless visitors from near and far.
Tourist attractions Edinburgh : Things to see and do
st. Chambers GB - Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Two adjoining buildings make up the National Museum of Scotland. The Royal Museum, housed in a masterpiece of Victorian architecture, exhibits disparate collections: fossils, furniture, decorative arts, stuffed animals etc. The Museum of Scotland, me..
sq. Charlotte GB - Edinburgh
Designed by Robert Adam in 1791, this square is delightful for the harmony and elegance of the its façades, especially on the north side. You will be impressed by the detail of the lattices enrich this square. If you would like to immerse yourself in..
20A Inverleith Row GB - Edinburgh EH3 5LR
The origins of this garden, a veritable haven but also a research tool, dates back to the late 17C. The rhododendrons are one of the estate's main attractions. You can wander around the winding paths inside the futuristic greenhouses (1967) between t..
19 North Bridge GB - Edinburgh EH1 1SD
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Overlooking The Royal Mile, the grand Carlton Hotel Edinburgh has a luxury spa, stylish cocktail bar and modern brasserie. Lively Princes Street is just 300 metres away and Waverly Rail Station is directly adjacent to the hotel. Free Wi-Fi is availab..
The Royal Mile GB - Edinburgh EH1 1TH
On the historic Royal Mile, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh features a modern fitness centre, stylish bar and luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley Station is just a 5-minute walk away. Each sleek, modern room has a luxurious private bathroom with ..
20 North Bridge GB - Edinburgh EH1 1TR
Overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station, the 5-star Scotsman Hotel has a renowned restaurant, a spa, a pool, gym and Thalgo treatments. Originally built in 1905, this majestic, listed building was once The Scotsman newspaper. Each unique r..
Leisure activities Edinburgh
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Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of the Highlands and Isle of Skye on a three-day small group excursion from Edinburgh. In three days you'll explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the Highlands, and visit the second largest wes..
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Fancy sampling a wee dram o' whisky and exploring the rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands? Combine the two on a small-group day trip from Edinburgh by minivan, and discover the real taste of Scotland! With a maximum group size of 16 passengers..
Visit Rosslyn Chapel and learn the truth about the Holy Grail on a "Da Vinci Code" tour to the Scottish Borders. You'll hear the true history of the famous Rosslyn Chapel and visit the lovely town of Melrose on this small group tour. Wit..
20 North Bridge GB - Edinburgh EH3 1TR
1 Princes St GB - Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
A stylish, long-standing restaurant in the basement of a grand Edwardian hotel. Richly upholstered banquettes and red lacquered walls give it a plush, luxurious feel. Cooking is modern, intricate and very visually impressive, and prime Scottish ingre..
78 Commercial Quay GB - Leith EH6 6LX
'From nature to plate' is the motto of this passionate and focused chef, so expect refreshingly honest, seasonal cooking which shows great skill and clarity of flavours. The converted dockside warehouse has been given a plush, sumptuous feel - withou..
3 Royal Terr GB - Edinburgh EH7 5AB
Stunningly refurbished Georgian townhouse designed by Thomas Playfair. The glass-fronted kitchen is the focal point of the stylish, high-ceilinged dining room. '21212' reflects the number of dishes per course at lunch (dinner is '31313'); Cooking is ..
Princes St GB - Edinburgh EH1 2AB
Accurately described by its name: a simply styled restaurant which looks like a brasserie of old but with the addition of a smart shellfish counter and fairly formal service. Appealing daily menu of French classics and a concise, good value set selec..
54 The Shore GB - Leith EH6 6RA
Elegant modern restaurant with immaculately set tables and attentive, professional service. Three 6 course menus - Tasting, Seafood and Vegetarian - and a concise à la carte. Fine ingredients are used in well-judged, flavourful combinations. Dishes d..
110 Hanover St (1st Floor) GB - Edinburgh EH2 1DR
Cosy, slightly bohemian-style eatery on the first floor of a classic Georgian mid-terrace, with two high-ceilinged, shabby chic dining rooms and an appealing bar. Robust, good value comfort food is crafted from local, seasonal produce; sharing dishes..
33-35 Castle Terr GB - Edinburgh EH1 2EL
In the shadow of the castle, an understatedly stylish restaurant with a gilded ceiling and an attractive bar-lounge. Refined cooking showcases seasonal local produce in an assured, unfussy manner, following a 'nature to plate' philosophy.
23-23a Brougham Pl GB - Edinburgh EH3 9JU
The staff are super-friendly at this extremely popular neighbourhood restaurant, whose name means 'Angel'. Authentic menus feature Thai classics and old family recipes; the seafood dishes are a highlight and presentation is first class. Spices and ot..