Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city that is rich in history and culture. It is a city that has something for everyone, from its stunning architecture to its beautiful natural landscapes.
Best 5 things to do in Edinbugh
1. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle stands as a testament to Scotland’s rich and tumultuous history, attracting millions of visitors from around the world every year.
Nestled atop an extinct volcanic crag in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh Castle stands as a majestic testament to the nation’s rich tapestry of history, culture, and legend. This iconic fortress doesn’t just dominate Edinburgh’s skyline—it echoes the tales of kings, queens, and centuries-old traditions.
2. The Royal Mile
In the heart of Scotland’s historic capital lies a stretch of cobbled streets and timeless architecture that promises to transport every visitor on a captivating journey through time: The Royal Mile. Stretching from the grandeur of Edinburgh Castle down to the regal Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Mile isn’t just a road, but a narrative of Scotland’s rich history, culture, and indomitable spirit.
Walking along the Royal Mile is like taking a journey through time, where the ancient stones echo tales of centuries gone by, and modern vibrancy meets historic charm at every turn.
3. National Museum of Scotland
Tucked away on Edinburgh’s Chambers Street is a treasure trove of history, art, science, and culture: The National Museum of Scotland. As one of the UK’s premier destinations for those with insatiable curiosity, this museum offers an enlightening journey through time and across continents.
4. Holyrood Palace
Nestled at the end of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, popularly known as Holyrood Palace, stands as a majestic testament to Scotland’s rich tapestry of royal history. Serving as the official Scottish residence of the British monarch, this regal edifice invites us to journey through time and relive the tales of power, passion, and prestige it has witnessed.
5. Arthur’s Seat
Arthur’s Seat isn’t just a hill; it’s a relic from a bygone era. Born from the fiery eruptions of ancient volcanoes and sculpted by the relentless ice ages, this peak stands as a testament to Earth’s dynamic history. Its geology is not just for academics; even a casual observer can appreciate the forces that shaped this geological masterpiece
I’ll expand on all of this in future blogs this week but Edinburgh is definitely worth a visit. Due to time constraints I really didn’t have much time but fully intend to be back for the gloomier months for those atmospheric videos!