Edinburgh is an award-winning visitor destination and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with a unique atmosphere, charm and originality where stunning cultural heritage fuses with the best of modern, dynamic city life.
Steeped in history, the architecture of the historic Old Town and the Georgian New Town blends seamlessly with modern developments. Take a stroll from the iconic Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile to the designer shops on George Street and you will experience the sights and sounds of a diverse and vibrant city.
For a great day out, have a look at our top visitor attractions. One of the best ways to see and learn about the city is from the top deck of the hop on hop off bus tours with a guide or guided commentary. If you want to step back in time, and don’t mind a surprise or two, then join one of the ghost tours, day or night.
To discover more about Scotland’s capital, visit This is Edinburgh, a website for locals packed full of suggestions for eating, drinking, dancing and shopping plus a few hidden gems. Read the latest blogs, view some suggested attractions and start planning your day! Here a taste of what you can do in Edinburgh: