Edinburgh Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Isle of Skye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 238 Reviews

Scotland's largest island, the Isle of Skye is a pocket of wilderness jutting off the coast of the West Highlands. The area is a treat for nature lovers, with ...  Read more

Edinburgh Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 140 Reviews

Edinburgh Castle has loomed over Scotland’s capital city for more than 1,000 years. Steeped in history, the former royal residence is now a museum, featuring ...  Read more

Palace of Holyroodhouse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 74 Reviews

Set amid splendid gardens at the foot of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of the British royals, who ...  Read more

Royal Mile

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 58 Reviews

The atmospheric Royal Mile thoroughfare cuts through the historic core of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, extending for slightly more than a mile from ...  Read more

Stirling Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 503 Reviews

Perched above the city of Stirling on a chunk of volcanic rock, this mighty Scottish fortress has seen it all, from attacks by Robert the Bruce to the ...  Read more

Princes Street

4.5 star rating: Recommended 203 Reviews

Lined with shops on the north side, Princess Street is Edinburgh’s principal shopping street. To the south, this heavily trafficked thoroughfare borders the ...  Read more

Linlithgow Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 57 Reviews

Many of the Stuart royals, among them James I and Mary, Queen of Scots, did stints in this loch-side 15th-century pleasure palace. Gutted by fire in the 18th ...  Read more

Arthur's Seat

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

One of several peaks in the long-extinct volcanic ridge that towers behind Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat offers hill walking in the heart of the city. Set within ...  Read more

Royal Yacht Britannia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 578 Reviews

For 44 years, the Royal Yacht Britannia carried the British royal family across the high seas to destinations near and far. After retiring in 1997, the vessel ...  Read more

Jacobite Steam Train

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 80 Reviews

Chugging through the misty lochs and sweeping glens of the Scottish Highlands, the Jacobite Steam Train (or Jacobite Express) is one of Britain's greatest ...  Read more

Falkland Palace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

Once the favored countryside retreat of the Stuart kings and queens, the magnificent Falkland Palace has seen a long list of famous royals pass through its ...  Read more

Forth Bridge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

The iconic Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge that arches over the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Situated 14 kilometers from Edinburgh’s city center, ...  Read more

Edinburgh Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

The historic heart of Edinburgh, UNESCO-listed Old Town, is home to the city’s most visited sights. Its central artery is the Royal Mile, which connects ...  Read more

St. Giles Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

With its famous crown spire towering over the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town and a history stretching over 1,000 years, St Giles Cathedral is one of the ...  Read more

Scott Monument

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

An imposing gothic tower dedicated to celebrated Scottish poet Sir Walter Scott, the awe-inspiring Scott Monument dominates the skyline of Edinburgh’s New ...  Read more

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