The Top-10

    Can't Miss Attractions in Edinburgh

  • TOP 1

    Edinburgh Castle

    4.7/5
    1,122 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    891m from downtown
    Reasons to Recommend: Standing on an extinct volcano in the heart of the city, Edinburgh Castle dates back to the 6th century and served as a royal residence, military fortress and prison, a testimony to Scottish history. This is the commanding heights in the city of Edinburgh, overlooking the panoramic view of Edinburgh from the castle. Visit GuideThe castle on the cliff is a majestic sight, accessible only by a single slope. There are ancient cannons, clock towers, prisons, halls, war museums, royal palaces, etc. in the castle, and you can use an audio guide to learn the history behind them. Although the castle is not very big, the buildings are distributed a bit around, and it may be a little dizzy. During the visit, I will also meet people who wear Scottish skirts and bagpipes, which are very friendly. There are also many cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops in the castle. The main attraction of the castle is to walk up the hill from the Castle Square, cross a bridge and enter the gate of the castle, and see a small square. There are several rows of cannons along the city walls, showing the once supreme kingship of the castle. Standing next to the fort, you can overlook the scenery below the castle. Different cannons have different functions. At 1 pm every day, an empty cannon will be fired here to announce the time. This is the famous OneO'clockGun. The War Museum in the Castle (NationalWarMuseum) displays simulated cannons, officers' clothing and ranks of various eras and other items, reproducing the glorious history of Edinburgh. There is a lookout here with a nice view. St. Margaret's Chapel (StMargaret'sChapel) This is the oldest existing building in Edinburgh. The interior is simple and simple, but it has very beautiful glass windows. The pattern is Queen Margaret, the wife of Malcolm III. In the Royal Palace, you can see items such as the Scottish crown, swords, scepters and royal family trees, as well as the authentic "Stone of Destiny", which is the cornerstone of the king's enthronement. There is a Queen Mary's room in the palace. It is not very conspicuous, but it has a tragic fate. You might as well listen to the guide carefully. The other side of the palace is the Great Hall, and the walls around the hall are covered with swords. There are also murals and fireplaces, with red walls, full of extravagance. Opposite the hall is the War Memorial Hall (ScottishNationalWarMemorial), guarded by two mythical beasts at the door, the hall is solemn and solemn, and many rosters are placed, recording the names of ordinary soldiers who died for Scotland. There is also the Prisons of War next to the Memorial Hall, which is eerie and restores the prison scene, and the smell is not very good. Festival Performance During the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in August every year, a military band will be held in front of the castle. You can see the performances of military bands in Scotland and around the world. After the show, there are also fireworks and light shows.
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  • TOP 2

    Calton Hill

    4.6/5
    447 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    398m from downtown
    Lavender and Sun
    "Walk eastward along Prince Street to the end of the lush Carlton Hill. Standing west on the top of the hill, Edinburgh Castle stands out, guarding the quiet town, beautiful scenery. Looking east, you can see the blue Atlantic and the white sails on Forth Bay. When it was sunny and windy, locals could always be seen flocking to Carlton Hill, picnicking and sunning on the lawn."
    Reasons to Recommend: Calton Hill is located in the east of Edinburgh, and there are many historic and elegant buildings scattered on the hill. This is also the commanding heights of Edinburgh, walk along the top of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of Edinburgh. Every sunrise and sunset, many tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, and they can often take beautiful photos. Walk east along Princes Street to Calton Hill. The mountain is not high, and you can walk up slowly, with lush scenery along the way. When the weather is nice, many locals come here to sunbathe on the lawn or have a picnic. Standing on the top of the mountain and looking westward, you can see the beauty of the whole city in front of you, and in the distance stands the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Looking to the east, is the azure Firth of Forth. To the south are the Scottish Parliament Building and Holyrood Palace. On the top of the mountain is the National Monument, which was built to commemorate the soldiers who died in the Napoleonic Wars. But it's not finished, and now you can only see a row of huge pillars supporting the beams, which you can climb, but with some difficulty. Next to it is Nelson's Monument, where the small ball at the top of the tower descends every day at 1 pm Edinburgh Castle fires. Nearby you can see the Dugald Stewart Memorial Pavilion (Dugald Stewart's Monument), which is beautifully shaped by several stone pillars with a dome.
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  • TOP 3

    Palace of Holyroodhouse

    4.6/5
    208 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    998m from downtown
    小思文
    "The Palace of Holly Lutheran is also a very shocking historical monument. It has not been damaged for hundreds of years. It is also an artistic gem of the British Empire. It can experience the ancient royal culture and some legacy living facilities."
    Reasons to Recommend: Palace of Holyroodhouse Standing at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official home of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, and is used by Her Majesty for State ceremonies and official entertaining. The Palace has been a royal residence for over 500 years and is closely associated with Scotland's rich history. A visit to the Palace includes the Historic Apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots, which were the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short and turbulent reign, including the brutal murder of her Italian secretary, David Rizzio, by her husband, Lord Darnley. Her Bedchamber has been described as 'the most famous room in Scotland'. In the Palace's State Apartments, visitors can see the magnificent Great Gallery, where Bonnie Prince Charlie held lavish balls when he set up his Jacobite Court at the Palace in September 1745. The State Apartments today reflect the changing tastes of successive monarchs, and are renowned for their fine plasterwork ceilings and unrivalled collection of Brussels tapestries. They are furnished with numerous works of art from the Royal Collection, many of which have long associations with Holyroodhouse and Scotland.
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  • TOP 4

    Royal Mile

    4.6/5
    362 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    350m from downtown
    JQKABBQ
    "# As the name suggests, the Royal Mile is about a mile long and is the main thoroughfare of Edinburgh's Old Town, encompassing many attractions, restaurants, bars, shops and hotels, and is the best starting point to explore Edinburgh's history. #10 We came out of Edinburgh Railway Station and were shocked by the appearance of Royal Miles, as soon as we walked to Royal Miles,. It happened that an entertainer was playing bagpipes on the corner of the street. At that time, we felt like we were in the movie. # Royal Miles The two ends connect the historic Scottish show of Edinburgh Castle and the Holy Lutheran Palace, which is also a must-see for tourists. The whole street doesn't need to be in particular order, but make sure you set aside time to wander around aimlessly, shop around, see buskers' performances, find a favorite coffee shop to sit in for a while, feel the charm of the medieval ancient city. Victoria Street adjacent to Royal Miles is also known for its exquisite, classical architectural style, and is well worth a walk."
    Reasons to Recommend: The Royal Mile is the central avenue of the old city of Edinburgh. This avenue starts from Edinburgh Castle and ends at the Palace of the Holy Cross. The alleys on both sides are intertwined and form the skeleton of the old city. The ground paved with cobblestones has long been polished, and the buildings on the side of the avenue are simple and majestic, full of historical atmosphere. Kilt-clad street performers play bagpipes every afternoon, reminding visitors that they are in the old heart of Scotland. The Royal Mile is divided into four sections. A small slope in front of the castle is called Castlehill, where the Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre is located. The next small segment is called the Lawnmarket. After the intersection of George IV Bridge Street is called High Street (HighStreet), St Giles Church is on High Street. Like most cities in the UK, the High Street is Edinburgh's city centre and a bustling strip of business. The section after the intersection of St. Mary's Street is called Canongate. Pedestrians are gradually sparse, surrounded by medieval buildings. At the end of the road is the Palace of the Holy Cross. On the Royal Mile, take a seat in an atmospheric restaurant or bar, or pick up gifts from Scotland.
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  • TOP 5

    National Museum of Scotland

    4.7/5
    249 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    692m from downtown
    小思文
    "The National Museum of Scotland is the largest national museum in Edinburgh and a great place to visit. Scotland's history dates back hundreds of years. The city is also an old city with a rich museum."
    Reasons to Recommend: The National Museum of Scotland was formed by the merger of the original Scottish Museum and the Royal Scottish Museum, and is considered one of the buildings of Scotland in the 20th century, adding a lively modern atmosphere to Edinburgh's Old Town. The architectural design of the museum echoes the unique history and natural environment of Scotland, especially the Round Tower in Edinburgh, forming an ingenious connection between history and modernity. The building is clad in Scottish golden sandstone, creating a weather-beaten ancient look. The triangular entrance hall is as high as seven floors, creating a sense of space full of tension, which is vividly likened to a "bird cage". The light is good, and the sun can almost fill every corner of the hall. Decorative pieces such as fountains and fish ponds add to the natural appeal.
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  • TOP 6

    Princes Street

    4.7/5
    291 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    678m from downtown
    樂悠遊
    "Edinburgh Princes Street is the main avenue separating the old and new city, walking along this avenue, with a pleasant garden and magnificent castle, and shopping 😁😁"
    Reasons to Recommend: The total length of Princes Street is only 1.5 kilometers. This street divides Edinburgh into two cities, the old and the new, the new city in the north and the old city in the south. The east end of Princes Street is connected to Calton Hill. The hill is not high and overlooks the city.
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  • TOP 7

    Arthur's Seat

    4.6/5
    196 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    1.9km from downtown
    小思文
    "Arthur is a high peak and a huge tilted position, the place is also a legendary display of King Arthur, the scenery is OK, you can see some natural scenery far away from the top of the mountain, traffic is also relatively developed."
    Reasons to Recommend: Arthur's Seat is a mountain in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland, with a height of 186 meters. Many tourists come to Arthur's Seat to climb the mountain, usually to watch the sunrise in the morning, or come here to watch the sunset in the evening. There is also a stone on the top of the mountain, which records the distance and bearing to several other landmarks, such as St Andrews and so on. And looking at the sea to the east from the top of the mountain, the scenery is very spectacular, it is simply beautiful.
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  • TOP 8

    The Scotch Whisky Experience

    4.4/5
    113 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    692m from downtown
    Lavender and Sun
    "Rivers connect the North Sea at the northern end of Hubei. Located at the northern end of the Grand Canyon fault, the third largest freshwater lake in Britain. 52 feet above sea level, 24 miles long and a mile wide, the only contact waterway outside the river is the Nis."
    Reasons to Recommend: The Scotch Whisky Experience Centre opened to visitors in 1988. The center's goal is to "promote the sale of whisky in a way that imparts knowledge and entertainment", and introduces visitors to the history of Scotch whisky development and whisky production in a theme-led manner, and teaches basic whisky identification knowledge. Tourists ride around in an electric car shaped like a whisky barrel, with a guide explaining at any time. A tour lasts about an hour, and each person will get a card with the smell of 4 different types of whisky. Of course, you can also taste pure Scotch whisky for free, and you can see up to 270 kinds of whisky in the bar. Upon entering the museum, staff will serve guests a glass of whisky in a beautiful glass, which can be taken away as a souvenir. In the small shop behind the Whisky Experience Center, you can also buy a variety of whisky introduced by the Heritage Center. At present, there are more than 100 distilleries in Scotland, and the whisky produced is very popular in the international market, especially in Europe and the United States.
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  • TOP 9

    The University of Edinburgh

    4.6/5
    151 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    973m from downtown
    小思文
    "Edinburgh University is a famous British federal institution, centuries-old school district, the university is full of classical buildings, tall buildings beautiful, the school is also a free visit, different buildings have links between the areas."
    Reasons to Recommend: The University of Edinburgh is located in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK. It is a world-class university established in 1583 and the sixth oldest comprehensive university in the English-speaking world. The University of Edinburgh has produced 16 Nobel Prize winners and 3 British Prime Ministers.
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  • TOP 10

    Scott Monument

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    Edinburgh
    326m from downtown
    Reasons to Recommend: This eye-catching black tower was built to commemorate the Scottish historical writer Sir Walter Scott. The building is more than 60 meters high and has 287 narrow steps. It is a typical Gothic building. There are arches on all sides at the bottom of the tower, which makes it look more agile. The building materials of the memorial hall are sand and gravel quarried near Edinburgh. Due to the looseness of the stone, it has turned dark brown in less than 200 years, adding to the ancient charm. On the tower stands the statue of Scott in white marble, which can be seen from all sides. The statue shows Scott in a robe with his dog lying beside him.
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  • TOP 11

    Princes Street Gardens

    4.7/5
    232 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    769m from downtown
    withfiona
    "The garden on Princes Street is picturesque, with the monument of Scottish writer Scott. On another green field, the largest and most unique Scottish flower clock in the world stands. During the festival, Prince Street Gardens were full of flowers and showy displays. Sometimes artists wearing traditional Scottish skirts played bagpipes."
    Reasons to Recommend: The Princes Street Garden under the castle is picturesque, and there is a monument to Scott, the famous Scottish writer. In another green area of the garden, stands the world-famous Scottish Clock, the main structure of which is located underground. Through its 287 narrow steps, you can reach the observation deck on the spire, overlooking Edinburgh city center and surrounding scenery. On sunny days, both locals and tourists like to relax and enjoy the sun on the wide lawn or benches in the garden.
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  • TOP 12

    St Giles' Cathedral

    4.6/5
    147 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    450m from downtown
    崂山顽石
    "St. Giles Cathedral (St Giles Cathedral) stands on the High Street of Royal Mile Boulevard. It is the main church of Edinburgh and the National Church of Scotland. It is one of the landmarks of Royal Mile Boulevard. The tower of the church emulates the design of the Scottish crown, reflecting its position as the leading Scottish church."
    Reasons to Recommend: St Giles Cathedral is Edinburgh's main church and the national church of Scotland. Originally built in 1120, the church was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1385. The top of the church tower is modeled after the Scottish crown. St Giles' Cathedral is the power center of the Christian Scottish Presbyterian Church and is often considered the "mother church" of the Scottish Presbyterian churches around the world. The history of the church reflects the secular and religious life of the Scots, as well as the history of the development and evolution of Catholicism in Scotland in the 16th century. There is a statue of the Duke of Buckingham in front of the church, and there is a chapel of the Scottish Knights built in the 20th century.
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  • TOP 13

    Scottish National Gallery

    4.4/5
    152 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    531m from downtown
    樂悠遊
    "The National Gallery of Scotland, which has a fine collection of art from the early Renaissance to the late 19th century, understands Scotland's historical trajectories through artworks, and is therefore one of Edinburgh's popular tourist attractions."
    Reasons to Recommend: The National Gallery of Scotland was completed and opened in 1859. It collected a series of excellent European artworks from the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century, including works by famous artists such as Titian, Van Gogh, Raphael and Monet, as well as a large number of works. Scottish Art Collection, Scotland's leading art gallery, is visited by more than one million visitors every year.
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  • TOP 14

    Greyfriars Bobby Statue

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    Edinburgh
    731m from downtown
    Reasons to Recommend: The statue was erected by Edinburghs in memory of a dog named Poppy who was loyal to his owner. The owner of this puppy was buried in the cemetery of Graffie Church after his death. The puppy has been accompanying the owner in the cemetery for 14 years. Later, it was found dead beside the owner's tomb. The puppy was buried in an exception. The cemetery of the church is always with the owner. GreyfriarsBobby'sBar, a restaurant named after a loyal dog, is located next to the monument.
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  • TOP 15

    Edinburgh Old Town

    4.8/5
    50 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    359m from downtown
    M30***97
    "Actually I think this castle is a military defense, the color of the castle heavy witness Scotland's history! Up to the top, you can overlook the panoramic view of Edinburgh and feel the beauty of the city. Very good!"
    Reasons to Recommend: Edinburgh Old Town refers to the Old Town part of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The city has preserved many buildings from the Middle Ages in Europe and the Scottish Reform Movement, among which the more famous ones include St Giles Cathedral, the Church of Scotland lobby, the Surgery Building, the Royal Scottish Museum, the University of Edinburgh, and the Scottish Parliament Building. Wandering in the streets of the ancient city, exploring the unique characteristic buildings, bars, restaurants and shops on both sides, the wonderful music of Scottish bagpipes can be heard from time to time, which is very leisurely.
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  • TOP 16

    Holyrood Park

    4.3/5
    47 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    2km from downtown
    suifeng2019
    "The park is just off the grounds of Holly Lutheran Palace, which used to be a hunting ground for Scottish kings. The park offers a spectacular highland landscape with hills, lakes, canyons and basalt cliffs."
    Reasons to Recommend: Holyrood Park, also known as the Queen's Park, is a park in Edinburgh, Scotland, located in the southeast of the Old City, on the edge of the city center. About a kilometer east of Edinburgh Park, rows of mountains, lakes, gorges, valleys and basalt cliffs, as well as patches of gorse, form a spectacular highland landscape within 650 acres. Arthur's Seat sits in the middle of the park, with Bury Cliffs to the west. There are three lakes in the park: Lake St. Margaret, Lake Dunsapir, and Lake Dudingston. The damaged St. Anthony's Church sits above St. Margaret's Lake. Queen's Road, the park's main thoroughfare, is partially closed to motor vehicles on Sundays. St. Margaret's Well and St. Anthony's Well are both natural springs in the park. It was also one of the filming locations for the movie "One Day" starring Anne Hathaway.
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  • TOP 17

    The Real Mary King's Close

    4.3/5
    55 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    395m from downtown
    爱爱李
    "The alley of Mary King is a very dark street, where there were innocent incidents, very mysterious places, free visit, photo shoot, not much worth seeing, it takes a long walk. [The scenery] is very elegant [price-performance ratio] quite high [interest] very fun [view]"
    Reasons to Recommend: Mary King's Lane is located in the old city of Edinburgh. It was an underground street in a slum settlement in the 16th century. It was closed in 1645 due to the outbreak of the Black Death. After that, countless haunted legends have been left behind. It is the most "ghost" in Edinburgh. one of the places. The street has remained the same for more than 200 years, little has changed.
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  • TOP 18

    Museum of Childhood

    Closed
    4.1/5
    49 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    364m from downtown
    噼里啪啦
    "[Interest] Very cute place, although the area is not big, but you can feel what foreigners are like when they are young. [Cost-effective] Free open, welcome. [View] On a street with a great view."
    Reasons to Recommend: The Childhood Museum is located on the Royal Mile, a small two-story building. Although the museum is not big, it is very delicate and full of childlike interest. Here you can see a variety of British toys when they were young, as well as supplies that grew up with children, such as baby gas masks during World War II, 19th century baby bottles and a dazzling array of model toys, etc. There are also some tourists who can participate. 's interactive toys, such as the player piano, can evoke bits and pieces of childhood memories.
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  • TOP 19

    Royal Yacht Britannia

    4.2/5
    46 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    3.3km from downtown
    爱爱李
    "The Britannia is a large sailing ship, this ship has a very old history, the whole ship has been designed and built for a long time, there are some pretty good views here, the boat is large, moored on the edge of the port. [View] very good"
    Reasons to Recommend: Britannia was built by John Brown & Co. Ltd in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It was launched on April 16, 1953 by Queen Elizabeth II, and the maiden voyage was on January 11, 1954. It was designed to be converted into a hospital ship during wartime, but was never actually converted. Britannia has been used by the Queen and other members of the Royal Family on 696 foreign visits and 272 visits within British waters. In 1981, Prince Charles and Princess Diana used the Britannia for their honeymoon. In 1986, he also rescued 1,000 refugees from the civil war in Aden. In 1997, due to operating costs, the Labour government announced the retirement of the Britannia after it came to power. The Britannia has traveled more than 1 million miles. After decommissioning, it was permanently moored at the Marine Terminal at the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland, and became a tourist attraction. The decoration of the ship is not ostentatious, but it does not lose its elegant temperament. Visitors can buy tickets to board the ship to visit the elegant suites, crew quarters and the eye-catching Royal Deck Tea Room, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea, or enjoy traditional British style on the deck. Afternoon tea and cakes, feel the life of the royal family when they sailed to sea on a yacht.
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    Edinburgh Zoo

    4.5/5
    75 Reviews
    Edinburgh
    5.2km from downtown
    juki235
    "Edinburgh Zoo is a large wildlife park where thousands of animals from around the world are raised and lived. The most famous is the silverback gorilla, who is so proud and powerful that he attracts many visitors."
    Reasons to Recommend: Edinburgh Zoo was built in 1912. It is the only zoo in the UK that raises Chinese giant pandas and Australian koalas. It is also the world's first artificial incubation base for emperor penguins. Walking in the zoo also has the opportunity to see the staff take emperor penguins for a walk in the park. If you travel with children, Edinburgh Zoo will be a good place for children to learn and play.
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