Edinburgh | Things to do | Sights and attractions

Sights and attractions

Underground, overground, on top of a volcano, on a boat - Edinburgh’s sights and attractions are as varied as they are exciting. Covering history, politics, royalty, the natural world and more, we didn’t have space to write about all of them so here are our favourites. If you’re not sure where to start, head for the Royal Mile. It’s bookended by two of the city’s headline attractions - Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Edinburgh Vaults

This series of chambers underneath South Bridge in the Old Town is best explored through a guided tour. Captivating storytellers will regale you with tales of ghosts, serial killers, dead bodies murders, poverty and illegal drinking dens.

Looking for a hotel in Edinburgh?

Whether it's the city centre, next to Edinburgh Castle, or Princes Street, or on the outskirts of town, we have the right hotel for you. Flying in for a business trip and we've hotels next to Edinburgh Airport. And if you're looking for a family-friendly hotel for a weekend break we have those aswell.