About Edinburgh

Scotland's picturesque capital that features amazing architecture, historic sites and cobblestone streets is well-known for the stunning Edinburgh Castle situated atop Castle Rock. Edinburgh, which is a World Heritage Site, is located within the Lothian section of the Scottish Lowlands. It has been Scotland's capital since the 15th century and dates back to 8500 BC. Celtic tribes were discovered by the Romans during the 1st century. Edinburgh also is a major financial center in the United Kingdom. There are numerous Edinburgh tours that will lead you to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, and more. Of if you're looking to escape the city there are various day trips from Edinburgh to explore the rich landscape of the Scottish Highlands.

Attractions around Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

See Edinburgh's most famous and iconic attraction and the oldest building in the city. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city skyline atop Castle Rock. The castle has been a royal residence as well as a military fortress. The gateway to the castle is flanked by statues of Robert the Bruce and William Wallace and opens to a cobbled lane that leads up beneath the 16th-century Portcullis Gate. The castle is also home to the famous One o’clock Gun, where crowds gather to watch the cannon fire at exactly 1 p.m. every day except Sunday, and St. Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Royal Mile
  • Forth Rail Bridge
  • Princes Street
  • Calton Hill
  • Military Tattoo
  • Scotland's Crown Jewels

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