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What To Do In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city full of beautiful sights, unique activities and unforgettable experiences. The breathtaking views, dramatic contours, long-surviving buildings, wide waters and buzzing nightlife make this cosmopolitan destination the perfect place for all.

With so much to do in Edinburgh, a trip to the city is sure to be action-packed in order to fit everything in. Whether you are visiting Scotland for the first time, or live locally and enjoy a day out in the cultural city, we’ve rounded up the very best things to do in Edinburgh;

Edinburgh Castle

The most recognisable landmark in the city, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline and is not to be missed. Sitting atop a volcanic peak, the expansive castle has been the setting for many historical events in Scottish history.

There is so much to see and do within the castle walls, including the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Scottish National War Museum and the 12th Century St. Margaret’s Chapel. The chapel is the oldest structure still standing, not only in the castle but in the whole of Edinburgh.


Camera Obscura

Located on the Royal Mile, not far from Edinburgh Castle is Camera Obscura and World Of Illusions. An awe-inspiring activity for all ages, there are several floors of optical illusions, old fashioned games and magic displays. On the roof is the Camera Obscura, an old-style projection system that directs visible lights from the world onto the viewing surface. Dating back to the 19th century, this Camera Obscura is one of the oldest attractions in the city.

Other top activities during a trip to Edinburgh include exploring the labyrinth of tunnels and dungeons beneath the streets, climbing King Arthur’s Seat and visiting the Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo. When you are searching for accommodation in Edinburgh for a short break or holiday away, visit us at Glenalmond House. Here we offer true quality and understated luxury combined with excellent value.

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