Edinburgh Attractions

If you’re looking for the top Edinburgh Attractions, you have come to the right place. Join us whilst we explore some of Edinburgh’s most popular tourist destinations, including everything you might want to see, from famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle to museums such as the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. 

Edinburgh Castle


First up we have Edinburgh Castle, known as ‘one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe’. At Edinburgh Castle you will likely be taken aback by the outstanding scenery and sights of Edinburgh city. Inside the castle you can indulge in an afternoon tea experience or be guided through the castle to discover its history. A fantastic iconic Edinburgh attraction.

Arthur’s Seat


Next up we have Arthur’s Seat located on a hill overlooking Edinburgh city. The hill is known for being an ancient volcano which is 251m above sea level. A fabulous spot for those who enjoy views as well as the challenge or the hike to the top, with the opportunity to either climb or take a calming stroll to the top of the hill. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset or sunrise.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions


Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is a high-quality day of entertainment where you can explore the unique Victorian rooftop as well as amazing and imaginative Edinburgh camera projections. In addition, you’ll find a variety of entertaining illusions such as mirrors, 3D holograms, and more. If you’re looking for excitement, this place is for you.

Royal Mile


If you like to explore unique shops, cafes, museums and delicious restaurants, this Edinburgh attraction is for you. You can take a stroll down the iconic Royal Mile strip and indulge in the wonderful architecture, landmarks, shops and more. You’ll also find beautiful heritage marks such as the Victorian tall buildings and unusually narrow alleys. 

National Museum of Scotland


Next up we have the National Museum of Scotland located in Edinburgh city. Out of all Edinburgh attractions this certainly is a popular one for visitors and locals. With masses of displays, exhibitions and collections, focusing on mediaeval, history, geology, art, science, technology and more. Including guided tours and a full day’s worth of exploring.

Scottish Gallery of Modern Art


Staying with the theme of art and museums, we have the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, a remarkable building in Edinburgh. Inside you’ll find contemporary art as well as fantastic displays and sculptures. You can also take a walk around the museum gardens which are full of greenery, nature and a stunning lakeside.

Edinburgh Zoo


Next up we have the renowned Edinburgh Zoo, famous with visitors of Edinburgh as well as the locals. The zoo houses a range of spectacular animals including penguins, pandas and lions. A great day of exploring with family and friends.

Royal Botanic Garden


If you’re fond of walks and nature, Edinburgh Botanical Gardens is a fantastic option when heading to the city. This Botanical Garden is the second oldest in Britain, meaning it’s quite spectacular. You’ll find lots of greenery, trees, palm trees, orchids, a tropical greenhouse and more.

Calton Hill & The Scottish National Monument


Last but not least is Calton Hill and The Scottish National Monument. The hill offers spectacular views of Edinburgh city as well as national monuments of Scotland. This Edinburgh attraction is great on a sunny day as well as a snowy and cold day, an iconic location in Edinburgh to enjoy the fresh air.

Overview of Edinburgh Attractions

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