Things to do in Edinburgh

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    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

    Ranked #1 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.1199 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Castle or Palace
    Popular withHistoryAdventureArtsy

    This is my first castle and it is awesome! The royal mile leading up to it builds lots of excitement and provides tons of entertainment and things to do. Once ...

  • 2
    Royal Mile

    Royal Mile

    Ranked #2 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.0117 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesFoodies

    The Royal Mile is Edinburgh’s history captured in a street. Starting at the Castle, you’ll wind down past old buildings filled with modern tourist attractions. The Camera Obscura is a ...

  • 3
    Arthur's Seat

    Arthur's Seat

    Ranked #3 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.3106 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withOutdoorsyAdventureFamilies

    Arthur's Seat! It's Edinburgh's local volcano / mountain and it's ten minutes from the city centre. Amazing views

  • 4
    National Museum of Scotland

    National Museum of Scotland

    Ranked #4 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.398 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    A visit to the National Museum is a perfect thing to do on one of those frequent rainy days in Edinburgh. With over 20,000 artefacts, the museum covers not only ...

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    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

    Ranked #5 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.561 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Neighborhood
    Popular withHistoryFamiliesArtsy

    Edinburgh is a mix of old and new. This makes the city such an interesting place to visit with great history and varying architecture. Truly one of the most beautiful ...

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    Scott Monument

    Scott Monument

    Ranked #6 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    8.962 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument
    Popular withHistoryAdventureOutdoorsy

    A historic monument paying tribute to the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is very visibly a gothic structure an it was build after the death of the author. It ...

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    Ranked #7 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    8.855 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Historic Site, Market
    Popular withHistoryNightlifeFoodies

    Great fun if you’re visiting the area. A large number of bars and restaurants all side by side. Lots of different themes - particularly Irish bars.

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    Princes Street Gardens

    Princes Street Gardens

    Ranked #8 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    8.951 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    I love Edinburgh and the Princes Street gardens are beautiful, running alongside Princes Street. A lovely place to sit and people watch.

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    Calton Hill

    Calton Hill

    Ranked #9 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    8.753 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Historic Site, Park
    Popular withOutdoorsyHistoryBackpackers

    Home to several monuments and historic buildings, there are some great views to be had from the top of Calton Hill. Start you climb at the eastern end of Princes ...

  • 10
    Royal Botanic Garden

    Royal Botanic Garden

    Ranked #10 overall in Edinburgh things to do
    9.343 reviews
    Outdoors, Garden
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamiliesGreen

    Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens are the ideal place for a romantic wander, a family outing, or just somewhere to be alone with your thoughts. I’ve been visiting for my entire life, ...

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