Travel Tips

Edinburgh, UK

With over sixty galleries, six major performing art theatres and a host of wide-ranging visitor attractions, there really is something for everyone in this vibrant and culturally-diverse city. Art, music, architecture, theatre, history, crafts… all aspects of cultural life are here!

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visitors can take an informative guided bus tour around the city or, if time allows, enjoy exploring it on foot, discovering the winding alleyways of the medieval city and the spacious crescents and terraces of the Georgian New Town.

Edinburgh Art Festival (Learn more)
Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. Each year, the festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend.

City Information
UK International Telephone: +44
Language: English
Currency: Sterling

Edinburgh's museums, galleries and attractions tell the fascinating story of the past, present and future of the city and Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle
Your trip to Edinburgh isn’t complete until you pay a visit to the most iconic landmark, Edinburgh Castle, the Guardian of Scotland.
    Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is the city’s most famous street, running through the centre of the Old Town from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.
    Holyrood Palace
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is one of the The Royal Family’s Official Residences in Scotland, where you can see many beautiful royal rooms.

St Giles Cathedral
The impressive High Kirk of Edinburgh is a beautiful church building on the Royal Mile, which has played a key role in the religious history of Scotland.
    Calton Hill
Calton Hill is an easy climb where you can see some of the best views of Edinburgh, discover the monuments built there, or just relax for a while.
    National Museum of Scotland
Take a journey through Scotland’s history in the National Museum of Scotland. The biggest and most diverse museum in Edinburgh.

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