The Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia Sunlounge

This iconic 5 star attraction shows The Queen’s former floating palace, one of the most famous ships in the world. The visit includes access to the elegant Royal Apartments, Crew’s Quarters, Engine Room and the beautiful Deck Tea Room. During 40 years in service, the Royal Yacht sailed a million miles on a thousand official … Read more

Palace of Holyrood House

Holyrood House

At the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile stands the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. The palace is open throughout the year and offers visitors the chance to learn how The Queen uses it today when carrying out official meetings and also to explore some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such … Read more

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is home to Scotland’s only 360 degree full dome film theatre and there is a variety of films showing throughout the year. But that’s just a bonus, the attraction itself offers visitors the chance to experience the shaping of the planet through a trip back to the creation of the Earth.  Using a … Read more

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Botanical Gardens

Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world, offering visitors peace and tranquillity amongst its stunning 72 acres in Edinburgh city centre. It hosts different expositions, guided tours and events such as the Christmas at the Botanics trail. Enjoy the Chinese Hillside, the Glasshouse, the world-famous Rock … Read more

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

Situated 3 miles from the west of Edinburgh city centre, and set across 82 acres of sloping parkland, the zoo is home to 1000 rare and endangered animals such as sun bears, Indian Rhinos, the Giant Pandas and the UK’s only koalas. Offering a wide programme of activities and educational events, such as expositions and … Read more

Gladstone’s Land

Gladstones Land

This 500-year-old building, one of the oldest on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, located just a stone’s throw from the Castle, offers fantastic hand-painted Renaissance interiors. His once owner merchant Thomas Gladstone, remodelled and extended the building in an attempt to attract wealthy tenants for his well decorated apartments, as well as for the tavern in the … Read more

The Scotch Whisky Experience

Scotch Whiskey Experience

Explore Scotland’s whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today. Taking a barrel ride you will become actual part of the whisky making process (symbolically!). Take a look at the vault containing the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. The Scotch Whisky … Read more

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

Just by the castle, you can experience five floors of optical illusions, tricks and great fun for all ages, including a vortex tunnel, mirror maze and shrinking room. Established in 1835, Camera Obscura is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction. Tickets are available all day, allowing you to come and go as you please all day long … Read more

Mary King’s Close

Mary King's Close

In the middle of the Old Town you will find this curious street that in its time was one of the main commercial roads of Edinburgh. It took its name from one Mary King, a merchant burgess who resided on the close in the 17th century. In the 18th century the Close was partially demolished … Read more

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. Recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards, the Castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One … Read more

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