Reasons to visit Edinburgh!
There are dozens of reasons to love Edinburgh – here are a few of our favourites.
Holyrood Park’s highest point is Arthur’s Seat, a dormant volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four 2000 year-old hill forts.
Castle Terrace Restaurant
Castle Terrace Restaurant is all about representing the finest produce in Scotland. Chef Dominic Jack’s many years of training in some of France’s top kitchens is truly reflected in his innovative and modern menu.
Craigmillar Castle was a handsome and comfortable noble seat. It was close to the political cauldron of Edinburgh, but separate from it. It was a favoured royal retreat, famously used as a safe haven by Mary Queen of Scots.
A trip to Scotland’s capital isn’t complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Part of The Old and New Town and standing majestically on top of a 340 million year-old extinct volcanic rock, the castle is a powerful national symbol.
The Edinburgh Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. Performers from big names in entertainment to unknown artists take part, looking to build their careers.
Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out at Edinburgh Zoo. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities.
Monteiths is a boutique cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The bar team pride themselves upon creating innovative and interesting cocktails using the best products available.
Museum of Childhood
The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past and see a fantastic range of toys and games, while adults enjoy a trip down memory lane.
National Museum of Scotland
Follow the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day, marvel at a spectacular array of over 800 objects and meet the Scots whose ideas, innovations and leadership took them across the world in the Discoveries gallery.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Founded in the 17th century as a physic garden, The Royal Botanic Gardens extend over four Gardens boasting a rich living collection of plants, and is a world-renowned centre for plant science and education.
Scottish National Gallery
The Scottish National Gallery is in the heart of Edinburgh and houses one of the best collections of fine art in the world. See 4 exhibitions, 16 displays, and exceptional must-sees. There are also 64 events to attend.
The Stand Comedy Club
The Stand Comedy Club has an international reputation as one of the best places for comedy in the world. It’s where the likes of Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges got started. Enjoy great food and great beer as you laugh the night away.
The Witchery by the Castle has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings. It’s a Scottish dining landmark.