Edinburgh Travel Guide

Edinburgh effortlessly weaves history, culture, and enchantment — and it's all wrapped up in this guide.

As you step onto the Royal Mile, between the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the regal Palace of Holyroodhouse, there are secrets of Scotland's capital hidden through every archway and around every corner.

As interesting as its history is, Edinburgh isn't just about stone walls and ancient tales. It's a city of flavors and scents, with haggis and whisky waiting to win your taste buds over. Museums and galleries are an amazing window into the city's past and present too — from the National Museum of Scotland to the vibrant Scottish National Gallery, every exhibit tells a story of art, innovation, and heritage. And the New Town — a UNESCO World Heritage site too, just like the old side of the city — is awash with cool bars, shops, and amazing views.

Summer in Edinburgh is a symphony of festivals, with the Fringe leading the charge. Let the city's infectious energy carry you through street performances and vibrant markets. And for the little adventurers in your group, embark on Harry Potter tours that bring the magic to life. Wand at the ready, you'll explore the real-life inspirations behind J.K. Rowling's wizarding world.

But the adventure doesn't end at the city limits. It's the perfect jumping-off point for day trips to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands or the mystical Loch Ness, or iconic filming locations from "Outlander" and "Game of Thrones" nearby.

Step into the wonders of this Scotland's magical capital with this guide to Edinburgh.

Best places to visit in Edinburgh: top attractions you don't want to miss


Edinburgh is bursting with endless sightseeing opportunities. From hidden gems on narrow streets to tourist attractions that can be seen for miles, there's something for everyone in Scotland's capital city. Whether you're visiting as a couple for a romantic weekend or traveling as a family for a well-deserved vacation, you won't lack entertainment.

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