Visitor Attractions

Edinburgh Castle is the top paid tourist attraction in Scotland, with 2.1 million visitors in 2018. Situated at the heart of the Scottish capital, the castle is perched on top of the craggy remains of an extinct volcano. It is reckoned to have been an important fortification since the Iron Age or earlier.

Often dubbed the "Harrods of the North" this traditional department store on Princes Street is all about the retail "experience" rather than bagging the bargains.

An elegant Georgian building that provides a window into Leith’s maritime past.

The Festival Wheel (aka Edinburgh Festival Wheel and Big Wheel) is a large mechanical, red and white Ferris Wheel, situated in the centre of Edinbu

The Museum of Childhood is a small, free museum on Edinburgh's Royal Mile aimed at adults and children.

The oldest concert hall in Scotland and museum carrying over 400 historical musical instruments.

Craft ale brewery situated just south of the Edinburgh bypass near Ikea and Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Statue of Adam Smith, the "Father of Economics" and author of the seminal "The Wealth of Nations" which was published in 1776, the year the USA declared independence.

Alongside St Giles, off the Royal Mile, this is home to Scotland's Supreme Courts and one of the oldest venues in the city.

Inveresk Lodge Garden is a National Trust for Scotland walled garden on a hillside, in the small village of Inveresk.