Nipping into a cosy pub on the Royal Mile or the Grassmarket and sitting down to a steaming plate of Scotland’s most famous dish — haggis.

Arthur’s Seat

This little bump on the range of hills in Holyrood Park makes for a not-too-taxing walk in the fresh air and also provides a lovely birds eye view of Edinburgh’s gothic architecture.

Fringe Festival

Every August Edinburgh plays host to the best artists from around the world. Comedians steal the limelight but there are also plenty of plays to keep visitors entertained.


With Scots well-known for enjoying a good time, Edinburgh is a top spot for a night out. It feels like there’s a pub every 20 metres in the city-centre so finding a pint is never difficult.

Edinburgh Castle

Perched at the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city from every anlge. It’s a great place to learn about the history of Scotland and take in views of the city. Entry costs £12, £9.50 for concession and $6 for children.

Go on a ghost walk

It seems the dead have haunted Edinburgh’s cobbled streets and buildings since its medieval dark days and what better way to get spooked than to go on a ghost walk. Visit the vaults beneath the South Bridge and discover the story behind the city’s body snatchers.


When you have the biggest party on the night the whole world is partying you must be on to a good thing. Every New Year’s Even Edinburgh’s streets are packed with people from all over the world ready to welcome in the new year.