Finally planning that trip away? You can’t go wrong with Edinburgh. It is highly popular among tourists from the UK and overseas for its beautiful architecture, historic buildings, and varied cultural attractions. If you’re stuck on what to do in Edinburgh, don’t worry, the Scottish capital has everything you could want. With breath-taking outdoor adventures, treasured monuments, and storied night-out destinations, it truly is a city for everyone.
A powerful feat of architecture that towers over the Scottish capital city, Edinburgh castle is an unmissable destination for any visitor. Situated on a volcanic plug, the castle is highly recognisable for its elevation, and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Be sure to take a tour and see sites like the Portcullis Gate, Honours of Scotland, and the Great Hall as you weave your way through Scottish history.
Described by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design,” Arthur’s seat is a long dormant in volcano that lies the heart of the city of Edinburgh. Those who make the climb up to its summit are treated to unparalleled views of the Scottish capital. There are multiple routes up the face of the ancient hill for walkers of every ability, making it perfect for a family trip or a physical challenge.
Victoria Street sweeps through the Old Town at the heart of the city. With attractive architecture and colourful shopfronts, it is one of the most popular places to visit in Edinburgh. Getting lost in Victoria Street is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Browse the wares of charming stops before stopping off for something to eat in a stylish restaurant, all in the comfort of Edinburgh’s historic centre.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh boasts one of the oldest and most impressive botanic gardens in the world. Get lost in the breath-taking beauty of the Rock Garden, Chinese Hillside, the Glasshouses, and more. Perfect for families, or anyone looking for a quiet stroll through nature. The Botanic Garden is a testament to Scotland’s ongoing commitment to natural beauty, science, and conservation.
National Gallery of Modern Art
This is a must-see museum containing iconic Scottish art that encompasses the history and culture of this storied country. You’ll have the chance to view paintings, photography, sculpture, and film that encapsulate figures who shaped the story of Scotland. Explore the grand galleries and intimate collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art in one of the city’s most distinctive buildings, completely free of charge.
The Stand comedy club
The Stand is Edinburgh’s only dedicated comedy venue. Right in the city centre, it plays host to new upcoming talent as well as old favourite comics. It is a staple of the Edinburgh Fringe festival, attracting large crowds and consistently selling out. Be sure to catch a show and catch the country’s next, best comedians as they start out, as well as old hands trying out new material with a friendly and lively atmosphere.
If you’re looking to book your getaway to Edinburgh, consider travelling in style with your own hired coach from City Circle. Whether you’ve got a big group going away or are looking to run a tour through Scotland’s capital city, we have a huge fleet of modern vehicles to provide for all of your needs. Just call 0203 993 8806 or email email@example.com to reach our London office or 0131 608 4242 and firstname.lastname@example.org for our Edinburgh team.