Edinburgh is a small, pedestrian-friendly city in a beautiful location on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city with its seven hills is characterised by Edinburgh Castle which is one of Great Britain’s most visited tourist attractions.
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Things to do in Edinburgh
- Soak up “the Festival”
The cultural jamboree that takes over the city in August is generally referred to as 'the Festival' and includes film, books, jazz, politics, art and the Fringe.
- Climb a volcano and wander around Edinburgh Castle
No other city has an extinct volcano in its limits, so climbing to Arthur's Seat, the tallest of Edinburgh's seven hills, is an essential activity. No-one should leave the city without wandering round lofty Edinburgh Castle which can be seen from all over town.
- Creep around after dark
Hilly, cobbly, twisty and windy - Edinburgh was built for walking - and after dark spooky walks are a speciality with a selection of specialist Tour companies.
- Visit the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Combine a visit to Scotland's modern art collection with a bracing riverside walk. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, its grounds dotted with sculptures by the likes of Henry Moore and Edinburgh's own Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, is perfectly placed along the Water of Leith Walkway.
- Take a hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour
With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the sights of Edinburgh. More >>