Top 17 Places to visit in Edinburgh

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Best things to do in Edinburgh and sightseeing in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh

We took our map and walked towards the Castle of Edinburgh. You will need to pay if you want to enter the Castle.
Lynette Tan

716 Followers, 38 Reviews


This was one of the highlights of the trip. The Edinburgh castle is a must see, trudging all the way back to the 15th century. With the center courtyard greeting you into medieval times, there's also the Royal Palace and the Great Hall. You can spend an entire day roaming through the lush green hills overlooking the city of Edinburgh. A small gift shop also exists for your pleasure.
Arushi Dutt

701 Followers, 101 Reviews


Arthur's Seat - Edinburgh

It feels like I'm walking into the clouds. It was quite dangerous as I am not able to see what's ahead of me when nearing the top.
Lynette Tan

716 Followers, 38 Reviews


National Museum of Scotland - Edinburgh

Stop off at the National Museum of Scotland. “Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, art and design, science and technology and Scottish history, all under one roof at the National Museum of Scotland.” Tip: Don’t miss the gorgeous 360 views from the roof garden. (Opposite the museum is a small statue of a Skye terrior, a beloved dog called Grayfriars Bobby, who famously guarded over his owners grave after he passed away for 14 years. Adorable).
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


One Square - Edinburgh

There was one last surprise, ANOTHER decadent meal at One Square where again the Chef personally welcomed us and gave us a tour of the kitchen. Edinburgh Castle was lit up outside our window, and a last tour caused me to finally start a written bucket list: during my next trip to Edinburgh, I want to spend a whole day in the One Spa where a rooftop pool is just one of a dozen amenities that wild horses would probably need to drag me away from. So many sweet moments, so many luxurious moments, so much fun and such incredible food…in only one day!
Kirsten Alana

251 Followers, 22 Reviews


Grassmarket - Edinburgh

Walk through lovely Victoria Street in the Grassmarket, before heading up the magical Royal Mile – a cobbled meandering, narrow road that leads up to the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy beautiful views of the city sky-line from here, a dramatic fortress jutting out from castle rock.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


The Elephant House - Edinburgh

Have a quick coffee break at the birthplace of Harry Potter, The Elephant House. It’s a cosy and rustic cafe with big windows at the back for perfect views while sipping on your latte. Perhaps you’ll be sat in the same place where J.K. Rowling was inspired to start her writing career!
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


The Caves - Edinburgh

For those who truly want to let there hair down, dance like there’s no tomorrow to indie/electro beats and enjoy a night of absolute hedonism, head to Cabaret Voltaire. ‘An Edinburgh institution..the staple of alternative music culture’ or The Caves, one of the most unique clubbing experiences I’ve had. (It also hosts wedding events due it's unusual, underground venue - a must see!).
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


Howies Restaurant - Edinburgh

Upon arrival, we headed to Howies Restaurant at Waterloo Place for lunch. I believe that 2course for £9.95 was a really good steal for fresh seafood served in this restaurant! Me and my friend really enjoyed our meal.
Lynette Tan

716 Followers, 38 Reviews


Earthy - Edinburgh

During the last trip to Scotland, we had a lot of really classic fare from pubs and chips shops. Our lunch at Earthy was a really unusual peek into the organic, farm-to-table movement that’s happening in Scotland I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Their salads were some of the best I’ve had anywhere and a nice local cider paired well with the side of soup I also had. On a cold day, it’s the perfect place for a really hearty but healthy meal. I bet it’s a gem in the summer as well.
Kirsten Alana

251 Followers, 22 Reviews


Edinburgh Bus Tours - Edinburgh

Take an open-bus tour of Edinburgh from one of the bus companies that depart from Waverley Bridge (next to the train station). Edinburgh Bus Tours and City Sightseeing are popular. Even though it really is a very walkable and compact city, it's a great way to give yourself an over-view of all the main landmarks while taking in the stunning scenery.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh

Complete your bus-tour by returning back to the starting point. From here a short walk up the road will take you to the decadent Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street. You will be greeted by doormen fully kitted in traditional kilted Scottish dress, before indulging in the award-winning Balmoral’s Afternoon Tea served in the Palm Court. A divine and luxurious experience!
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


Calton Hill - Edinburgh

By far my favorite part about the overall Hogmanay festival is the Torchlight. Led by Vikings with torches twice the size of what I carried and accompanied by bagpipes and other music through old Edinburgh, ending on the top of Calton Hill, it’s just unlike anything else I’ve ever done anywhere in the world. I laughingly joked my first time that I couldn’t believe they were letting me play with fire at all….let alone also letting thousands of other people do so at the same time! Grand grand fun and so many photo-worthy moments too.
Kirsten Alana

251 Followers, 22 Reviews


the dogs - Edinburgh

We headed to 'The Dogs' for dinner, It got really busy after a few minutes we settled in. So, do make reservation to avoid disappointment!
Lynette Tan

716 Followers, 38 Reviews


Bramble Bar & Lounge - Edinburgh

Return to your hotel to get refreshed, dolled up and ready for a wonderful evening ahead. Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at Bramble, voted one of the top 50 bars in the world. It’s truly a hidden gem that is easily missed as there is no sign at all. This small underground cosy, candlelit bar is for people who take there cocktails seriously. The barmen are fantastic and manage to create exquisite tasting cocktails from an extensive menu. Not to be missed!
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


The Stand - Edinburgh

After dinner head to The Stand – one of the country’s most iconic comedy clubs. The performances really are fantastic and guaranteed to have you belly laughing in to the night. For the party animals it’s now perfect timing to check out the excellent nightlife this city has to offer. For those seeking a stylish club, walk along George street and take your pick from Lulu, Opal Lounge, Le Monde, Why Not or Shanghai, where the beautiful people of Edinburgh are to be seen.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


21212 - Edinburgh

Dinner at 21212. This restaurant is without a doubt incredible, a real treat in a listed Georgian townhouse and one of the 5 michelin starred restaurants in Edinburgh. I truly had an outstanding and elegant dining experience here. The menu is delightfully unique and we were pleasantly surprised by such personal service from the waitress.
Veronica May

245 Followers, 20 Reviews


Royal Yacht Britannia - Edinburgh

Built for the Royal family, apparently the Queen once said it was the only place in the world she could truly relax. It’s a grand ship, retired in 1997, that’s truly outfitted for royalty and has hosted many of the most famous personalities on the planet, at events with the Queen while she was in ports around the world. I love boats, sailing and maritime history so for me, it was a fun afternoon. I’d recommend if you’re going to go, leave time for afternoon tea. The Darjeeling with a slice of lemon cake was delightful and the parlor on the top deck has great views, enclosed from the weather.
Kirsten Alana

251 Followers, 22 Reviews


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