Top Edinburgh Attractions

What is not to miss in Edinburgh? The Scottish capital is one of the most beautiful cities in all of the United Kingdom. The city is a pinnacle of culture and arts, known for its lively festivals especially the Edinburgh International Book Festival where more than 1000 authors gather to celebrate the world’s largest festival of the arts. The famous attractions of Edinburgh can be divided into two sets. There is an 18th century version of the city filled with elegant Georgian neighborhoods that spring forth from the second version which is an Old Town of steep staircases, hidden passageways and Old Town’s narrow winding lanes. Some of Edinburgh famous attractions you shouldn’t miss include Edinburgh Castle (Scotland’s most famous landmark), Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey, Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Royal Yacht Britannia, National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden, and many more.

One of the free things to do in Edinburgh is taking a Royal Mile walking tour where you will sightsee many charming townhouses, brilliantly built churches and historic landmarks. You can take a shopping tour of the exquisite shops, and with your Edinburgh city pass, you will gain undisturbed admission into the museums. The streets are also lined up with cafes and restaurants where you will feed your stomach on an Edinburgh food tour. Your tour guide will feed you with live commentary and create a link for communication with the locals. While you shouldn’t miss the ‘lands’ and ‘winds’ of Edinburgh, don’t forget there is a coastal section you should explore too. Get one of Edinburgh cruise tickets and hop on with your family or spouse. From Edinburgh, do you know you can go on day trips to neighboring UK attractions which are some miles from the city borders? Now you know, don’t forget to add it to your list of activities.

The list below contains the best tours and tickets in Edinburgh. They are carefully handpicked by reading hundreds of honest travelers’ comments and getting validation from travel experts. We also compare prices from top suppliers to help travelers with different types of budgets see their choices. There is also an attached section of information of each option to help in your decision making. What are you waiting for? You have everything prepared for you!

Read more See less
See all Attractions Passes & Tickets from Edinburgh

See all Cruise Tours from Edinburgh
View All
View all Edinburgh Hop on Hop off Bus Tours