Edinburgh city is located on the Southern shore of the Firth of Forth with an historic central area, the unique feature of the mini-mountain of Arthur's seat in the middle and then some of the more disasterous post-war house estates in the suburbs. Although the centre of Edinburgh is only a mile and a half from the shore-line, it is the dramatic atmosphere of the Castle that dominates the city rather than the influence of the sea although the suburb of Leith is recommended for its bohemian mix of independent restaurants and pleasant dock-side areas.
Places in Edinburgh
Things to do in Edinburgh
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 ".
Arthurs Seat Edinburgh
Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Park are easily accessible from Edinburgh city centre
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.
Welcome to SonoYoga
Sharon is Yoga Teacher and Manual Therapist based in Edinburgh. She has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching for just over 5.
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.
A pretty town on the shore of the Firth of Forth, historical South Queensferry sits in the shadow of the famous Forth bridges.
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.
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.