The capital city of Scotland is the second most visited place in the United Kingdom after London. It is a stunningly attractive city with a wealth of fantastic attractions to explore. You can immerse yourself in Scottish history, enjoy some of the finest artworks in the world and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings that provide the backdrop for this historic city. There are also mysteries to investigate, royal influences to behold and a rich religious past.
Edinburgh may have a classically beautiful look, but it also has an exciting modern atmosphere and offers a rich mixture of culture. There is a lot to see on your visit so planning is essential and that's where this list comes in. Unlike the festival in the summer or the New Year celebrations in the winter, these places can be enjoyed all year round.
We have woven together a rich tapestry of delights to entertain, amaze and enthral the whole family. From the serenity of the Royal Botanic Gardens to the fascinating displays and exhibitions of the National Museum, or the majesty and wonder of Edinburgh Castle, there's something here to suit everyone.
Each attraction offers something a little bit different and they are all worthy of your attention. They bring together culture, beauty and history that will make your trip linger in the mind long after you bid the city a fond farewell.
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