What to do in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle: The iconic Edinburgh Castle stands perched on a rocky hill, overlooking the city. There is a lot to see at this royal residence including the ancient St Margaret's Chapel, the daily gunfire at 1 pm – a tradition dating back to 1861 - the Scottish crown jewels, and a military museum. It's worth the trip alone for the fantastic views of Edinburgh clustered below.
Royal Mile: The Royal Mile runs approximately one Scots mile long (that's 1.8km), connecting Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Taking a stroll down this famous street is a fantastic way to see some of Edinburgh's impressive medieval architecture, including the gothic St Giles' Cathedral.
Palace of Holyroodhouse: This baroque masterpiece is the official residence of the Queen and the Royal Family when they visit Scotland. When the Queen herself isn't present, visitors get a chance to glimpse into royalty – by exploring the impressively decorated rooms, including Her Majesty's bedchamber!
Calton Hill: Calton Hill sits to the east of Edinburgh, affording spectacular views of the city, especially at dawn and dusk. It is nicknamed the "Athens of the North" for its cluster of significant monuments, including Nelson Tower, the National Monument, and the city observatory.