Edinburgh is one of the best-loved cities in the United Kingdom. Centuries of history, magnificent landscapes and breathtaking architecture make the Scottish capital magical to walk around. It’s also the home to Hogmanay and the annual fringe in August. It offers fine food, beautiful coastlines and amazing countryside. It has also recently become a point of focus with the Scottish independence referendum and the recent installation of a tram system.
If you’re looking for a broad mixture of great things to see and do, Edinburgh and the Lothians is the place to be. Admire stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, first-class attractions, outdoor pursuits and beautiful coasts and countryside in the nearby Lothians. Uncover some fantastic shopping opportunities and discover why Edinburgh is the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The castle overlooks much of the city and has been at the centre of much Scottish history. It is also one of the inspirations for JK Rowling's Hogwarts!
Pubs and bars
Whether you're just out for a dram of whisky or in the capital for Hogmanay, Edinburgh has plenty in the way of pubs and bars.
Take a walk up to the breezy top of Arthur's Seat and enjoy some brilliant views of the city.
Edinburgh is a fascinating and old city and is packed with history. Walking round its streets you can't help but feel like you're in another age!
Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a pint, or even watch some live bands at Peartree House.
Royal Botanic Garden
Take a stroll around the Royal Botanic Garden to enjoy the city's flora.