Edinburgh City Centre
Discover Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh City Centre
The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.
Things to do in Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh's main theatre for touring musicals and popular concerts. A big theatre that needs to be full
Calton Hill has several buildings of interest including Nelson's monument and the National Monument - all set on the picture postcard view that looks down Princes Street.
Water of Leith Walkway
Running almost continuously from Leith to Balerno alongside the Water of Leith. This is no ordinary path - it is simply one of Edinburgh's great treasures.
South Leith Parish Church
The South Leith Parish Church, originally the Kirk of Our Lady, St. Mary, is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. It is the main church and community in Leith, Edinburgh. Its warehouse is the graveyard of John Home (author of Douglas) and John Pew, from whom the writer Robert Louis Stevenson inherited the novel "Treasure Island ".
Holyrood Abbey and Abbey Strand
Holyrood Abbey stands next to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, overlooked by the dramatic Salisbury Crags, and was once one of Scotland’s most magnificent medieval monasteries.
Craigmillar Castle is a ruined castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located 4.8 km southeast of the city center, on a small hill south of the modern suburb of Craigmillar.
The Royal Botanical Gardens
A beautiful living spectacle located in Scotland's Capital, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is a stunning 70-acre collection of flora.
Royal Yacht Britannia
A stunning and masterful ship, the Royal Yacht Britannia is a must-see for anyone visiting Edinburgh.
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland showcases the rich history of Scotland, displays incredible peeks into world cultures, and exhibits art, technology, and the natural world within one superb museum.
A beautiful park located within the capital, Holyrood Park features Arthur's Seat, overlooking the skyline of Edinburgh.
Princes Street Gardens
Princes Street gardens rest within Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, offering beautiful scenery and wonderful walks through its green valley.
This beautifully stunning historic architecture is hundreds of years old, surviving attacks and fires, and is an incredible look into history.
National War Museum
The National War Museum is dedicated to warfare and battles, built upon a converted ordnance warehouse, spanning 400 years of Scottish Warfare
Mansfield Traquair Centre
This beautiful ornate building was a former Catholic Apostolic Church, now open to the public to view the wonderful murals and decor, when not a venue for exclusive events.
Explore a magnificent home to lords, ladies, and notables of the past 300 years, take in the view of New Town and admire stunning artwork in this 18th-century townhouse
The Writer's Museum
Scotland boasts some of literature's most famous writers and poets, and in the Writer's Museum you can take a journey through the lives of three globally known literary geniuses.
Royal Scottish Academy
The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture boasts a captivating collection of contemporary artwork and stunning architectural visions.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
This significant and architecturally stunning Palace has been the home to some of Scotland's most famous monarchs, standing just off the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh.
Visit the ancestral home of the Dalrymple family, taking in beauty the 17th-century Palladian villa and the surrounding grounds of Newhailes.
Dr Neil's Garden
Dr. Neil's Garden is a beautiful array of eyecatching flora, relaxing walks, and calming views.
Canongate Kirk Church
Canongate Kirk is a simple, quiet church that still captures the beauty of the centuries-old design, rebuilt and refurbished throughout its history to become a calm space for worship and contemplation.
Paxton House is a historic house in Paxton, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders, a few miles southwest of Berwick-upon-Tweed, bordering the River Tweed.
Edinburgh Zoo is a Scottish non-profit zoological park located in the capital city of Edinburgh. Founded on July 22, 1913 by William Speirs Bruce, among others, it is located on Corstorphine Hill, from where it offers a breathtaking view of the city. It is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.
Rosslyn Chapel, formerly called Collegiate Church of St. Matthew, is a church built in the 15th century in the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. About 11 km south of Edinburgh, it is located on the rise called Collegiate Hill.
Dalkeith Country Park
Dalkeith Country Park is a truly individual place. Just a few miles from Edinburgh, just off the city bypass, you'll find Fort Douglas Adventure Park and Restoration Yard Store, Restaurant and Wellness Lab. Plus, it's all set in 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland with marked walking and biking trails and a complete program of special events throughout the year.
Lauriston Castle is a 16th-century tower house in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently operated as a luxury hotel restaurant. The original house was built around 1590 by Lord Archibald Napier of Merchiston (the father of John Napier (1550-1617), inventor of logarithms). It was then acquired in 1683 by the Law of Brunton family of the Law of Lawbridge clan, which later became Law of Lauriston, baronet of Lauriston in Scotland and father of John Law of Lauriston, and marquis of Lauriston in France in the 19th century. The younger branch of this family kept the castle until 1823.
Our Dynamic Earth is a significant science center and conference venue located in Holyrood, Edinburgh, adjacent to the offices of the Scottish Parliament. The center was opened in 1999 as one of the first and most significant projects supported by the UK Millennium Commission. The project was the centerpiece of an urban regeneration plan that served to bring vitality to former industrial land.
St Giles Cathedral
St. Giles Cathedral is a building built in the 11th century on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is acknowledged as the mother church of Presbyterianism.
Scottish National War Memorial and Museum
The Scottish National War Memorial is a First World War memorial located in Edinburgh Castle, the capital of Scotland. The monument honors soldiers who served in Scottish regiments in both World Wars and other conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Opened on 14 July 1927, the memorial was built in the central courtyard of Edinburgh Castle opposite the Great Hall, a 15th-century banqueting hall.
Edinburgh Castle is an ancient fortress on a volcanic rock in the center of the city of Edinburgh. It has been used for military purposes for almost 300 years and has only recently been transferred to civilian use. It stands at the top of High Street, also known as the Royal Mile. Holyrood Palace lies at the bottom.
St John's Church
The Church of St John the Evangelist is an Imposing church on one of Edinburgh's busiest corners.
The Scottish Parliament is an interesting building whatever one's views about its cultural and political significance. Entry is free when not in session.