Looking to visit Scotland's breathtaking capital? Well Court is a popular photography spot, its yellow building popping out against the water. Yes. That tweet led me to the blog post, which led me to this. Thanks for reading and passing it on. Not to worry, you can get a great view of the monument with your feet firmly on the ground from the bottom of Playfair Steps on The Mound. You're never far from cultural attractions in Edinburgh. The top attractions to visit in Edinburgh are: What are the best outdoor activities in Edinburgh? Whether you are visiting Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh on a long weekend, as part of a multi-day trip, or on staycation, there is a plethora of things to do for every type of traveller. There are now Harry Potter tours in Scotland! 70 things! The South Bridge Vaults were only rediscovered in the ’90s so this is a relatively new tour in Edinburgh! Stops are placed throughout the city with maps and electronic information signs. I have to apologise now because if you are anything like me you are about to salivate! Alternatively, you can use the trams but it is expensive. I like to visit again and again. Scotland’s own Kyle Falconer (The View) being amongst the artists to take the (small) stage. Craig and I hope to move to BC (Sunshine Coast) in the next four years so we definitely be making a trip back to Austin for SXSW again. Intimacy at its best. Fans shouldn’t miss this 2-hour magical tour of wizardry madness. I would come meet you! Built in 1832 to commemorate the death of one of Scotland's best loved writers, Sir Walter Scott, this Gothic spire stands at the eastern end of Princes Street Gardens. Comedy, theatre, musicals – you name it, it performs in every nook and cranny of the city! Dundas is part of Edinburgh’s lesser-known history. Ships in the Firth of Forth once set their maritime clocks according to the sound of the shot. Not only puppy proud but also a place for live music. Looking for things to do in Edinburgh that are a little unusual? Warning – prices rocket for busy times such as Festival Fringe time in August and Hogmanay in December, beds also book up quick. Starting off in Inverness then either heading east or west along the coast, past beaches with white sand, castles and distilleries all the way to John o’ Groats and back down the other side! We're Gemma and Craig. Your tweet about All Season Pubs caught my eye as I’m working on recommendations for my friend. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and a vibrant city full of culture, history, and beautiful landscapes. The loos are covered in graffiti, my personal favourite “I’d get sleazy for Ron Weasley.” Have you penned the walls of the Elephant House Café? It also discusses the relationship that the business owner has with chocolate. 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If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Hostels in Edinburgh are much cheaper starting at £14 for a dorm bed. Lots to do for all the family! History, shopping, food, culture, hikes and of course, festivals – are all on offer in this European city. A UNESCO City of Literature and home and inspiration to many great writers. The Edinburgh hop on/off is really popular all year round as you get to see the best Edinburgh sights from the comfort of a double-decker bus. Start a blog, As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases [U.K + U.S]. Your email address will not be published. Edinburgh trams run from York Place to Edinburgh Airport. » Edinburgh Fringe guide Tickets sell out fast so get in quick. 129 democratically elected representatives have worked in this funny shaped modern building (love it or hate it?) Visiting to meet a man in a kilt? Tip by pretty much everyone who has been! Running from Falkirk to Edinburgh, Union Canal is a popular leisurely walking route. The Scottish Parliament offers tours and if you can book a ticket for a chamber debate on a Thursday you will see our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in action at First Ministers’ Questions. I’ve still to get to Glimerton Cove too, let’s go together! Ask for a castle view when you book your table (there aren’t many). EDINBURGH ,wow what a place to visit in our life time, many things to see there an aesome trip for 10 days will suit for this country, thanks for your suggetsions guys. This impressive building was constructed in 1628 and is said to be the inspiration for Hogwarts! ? Bigger artists fill Queen’s Hall, Usher Hall (our second date to see the XX), Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Murrayfield Stadium, Princes Gardens (Paolo Nutini), and even Edinburgh Castle (dry gigs only/Elton John). Oh and check out the pub, Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar! Two Scots who love to wear tartan, travel, write. Our MSPs passed the equal marriage bill in 2014 and Edinburgh has quite a large LBGT+ community (and bars/clubs). A little more expensive but grabbing a cocktail and people-watching is a recommended thing to do in Edinburgh at night. Stockbridge Market is a weekly farmer’s market offering fresh food and snacks. 56 Cockburn St, EH1 1PB | 11am – 8pm | £ |, Tip by Sarah Gunn – TSA reader + Hannah Edington – Girls LOVE Travel, Niddry St, EH1 1LG | 12pm – 1am | Pint £2.80 + Spirits £2.25. On top of the Hill sits a food van (typical Scots), the National Monument of Scotland, and Nelson Monument. This palace also features in Outlander! I’ve a very good friend deeply involved in helping to build a new Scottish heritage center in Victoria, BC. Well done. You can sign up here for money off, we’ll also get some credit to use. A trip to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art won't leave you disappointed - whether you're an art lover or not. Not an activity I thought I’d buy into but after reviewing a Peruvian storyteller called Wayqui (Brother) César Villegas Astete at this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival I was transported back to our month with Pachamama and pisco. » Best day trips from Edinburgh Perhaps one of the most iconic places to go in Edinburgh is Arthur's Seat, located within Holyrood Park. Oh how I LOVE Edinburgh – need to get myself back up there ASAP. The tour provides information about the landmarks you pass and you can hop off at them if you want to visit. You could swing by while strolling along the Water of Leith Walkway. One of the many beneficiaries of the transatlantic slave trade, Dundas had streets Edinburgh named after his powerful family. This top attraction in Edinburgh provides great fun for all the family - we dare you not to be amazed, whatever your age. Tell us in the comments. Nelson Monument in Edinburgh doesn’t share the darker side to his profile. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, drink something at the Elephant House, where JK Rowling wrote a large part of his books. Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo sell-out show | Credit: Edinburgh Tattoo. What are the top attractions to visit in Edinburgh? And if you're feeling adventurous, you can even climb to the top of Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano with the best views of the whole city. One of my favourite things about Scottish history is our stories of myths are legends. Those towering pillars are snaked with lights and the annual festive scents are released. Check out our, 3 weeks in August | Show prices vary from free to… |, Tip by Aly Petchal Burriss, Ohio, US – Girls LOVE Travel, Disclaimer – Edinburgh Festivals covered my ticket, honest review as always, Ice skating, food, mulled wine, markets, and rides | Nov – Jan |, 30th December – 1st January | Variety of venues | Prices vary |. I’ve not sampled the Hairy Coo’s day tour from Edinburgh yet but it comes in highly rated by lots of backpackers who have been to Edinburgh. Did you know that this song refers to the plague? I’m hoping this will be the year I move to Scotland so hopefully we’ll get to meet there. The Witchery is Edinburgh’s most famous and romantic restaurant, dishing up fine dining cuisine in spectacularly atmospheric surroundings. I would also suggest Crammond as a good day trip from Edinburgh. The best outdoor activities in Edinburgh according to Tripadvisor travellers are: What are the best day trips from Edinburgh? I fully intend to eat my way through this travel guide to Edinburgh too so when my fellow blogging friend, Amy from Two Drifters, announced she was visiting the city we set our first date at Miro’s Cantina Mexicana on Rose Street for fajitas in a cute setting. Travel bucket list It’s such a fantastic and varied music festival and there’s absolutely loads going on – something for all music fans. Me too! Recommended by lots of fellow travellers including us, The Dome is extravagant!