Must See Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, probably Edinburgh’s most famous landmark and certainly not to be missed. It is  a ‘Historic Scotland’ property who have custody of other fascinating properties well worth a visit.

National Museum of Scotland
National Museum

National Museum of Scotland/ Royal Scottish Museum currently the most visited attraction in Scotland after a major refit .You can easily spend a full day here and still have to comeback tomorrow. The NMS also have other fascinating museums in their portfolio.

National Galleries Scotland
National Galleries

National Galleries- featuring the best classical art in the world, the new National Portrait Gallery as well as the fascinating Gallery of Modern Art . The Art Lover is well served in Edinburgh.

Former Royal Yacht Britannia
Former Royal Yacht Britannia

The Former Royal Yacht Britannia. A relative newcomer to Edinburgh’s world class attractions but now established as a favourite.

Palace of Holyrood House
Palace if Holyrood House

Palace of Holyrood House. The Queens official residence in Scotland with Royal connections going back beyond Mary Queen of Scots!

Museum of childhood
Museum of childhood

Museum of childhood. A bit of a hidden gem, right on the Royal mile but  great memories of bygone childhoods and great fun for kids of all ages. The link also lists other Edinburgh Museums including The Scott Monument.

Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo

The Edinburgh Zoo. A MUST on all trips to Edinburgh and now even more so with Britain’s only pair of Giant Pandas on view.

Dynamic Earth
Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth - Wonderful building holding a stylishly displayed display of the formation of,  and life on earth. Thousands of hands on activities. Definitely a kids favourite!

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Its clear to see why Edinburgh is known as The Festival City, with festivals in nearly every month of the year covering all aspects of art and culture.