Edinburgh is the perfect city break destination. Within easy reach by train from all major cities in the UK Scotland’s unique capital fascinates every visitor. Walk through its medieval Old Town full of narrow alleys along to the elegant New Town. See the magnificent castle and rest in one of the many traditional pubs. Attractions galore, the Royal Mile and Grassmarket. A city break to Edinburgh is fascinating all year around.
Home to superb attractions such as The Real Mary King’s Close, the Scottish Storytelling Centre and the St Giles’ Cathedral. The Royal Mile also has some of the best eating and drinking spots in the city. It offers so much to see and is beating heart of Edinburgh.
Once a medieval market place the area is now a vibrant area buzzing with lively bars and cool shops. Its stunning medieval architecture, breathtaking castle views and dazzling atmosphere make it one of the city’s most-loved areas. It’s frequented by tourists and locals alike.
Take an amazing walk along the river Leith to the Royal Britannia yacht. Experience some great dining experience in Leith itself which is now one of Scotland’s coolest neighbourhoods. Leith’s dining scene is innovative and varied, with new restaurants popping up all the time.
Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It is a 640 acre Royal Park next to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano. As it sits 251m above sea level you have an excellent view of the city. It is also the site of a well preserved fort dating from around 2000 years ago. For a taste of modern Scotland, visit the super modern Scottish parliament.
Overall Edinburgh is very walkable. The city is full of little gems waiting to be discovered.
If you want a longer break why not combine your Edinburgh city break with a tailor made Scotland tour.
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