Edinburgh offers an amazing array of activities for people of all ages. Here is our list of Top Ten attractions in the Scottish capital city.
This is iconic in stature and for a good reason; it is the oldest building in Edinburgh. As history goes, Edinburgh Castle has housed royalty for years. One of them is the Queen of Scots, Mary, the mother James IV. James the IV was born in the year 1566. The aura inside the walls of the castle will linger on in your mind long after you leave Edinburgh.
SCOTLAND NATIONAL MUSEUM
Visiting the Scotland National Museum is a must perform ritual for any visitor to Edinburgh. The museum will undoubtedly awe you with its rich history of the country. This one of a kind museum hosts art, design, science and technology exhibits too. If you have children of less than 5 years with you, there are two wonderful and spacious play areas designed just for them!
SCOTLAND NATIONAL LIBRARY
For that quiet reading time, you will want to visit the Scotland library. Here, you will have the chance to leaf through countless books at the Visitor Centre Shop and buy as many, to your heart’s content. However, when visiting the library, it is good to note the opening and closing times. They vary from section to section.
If you are feeling adventurous, Gilmerton Colve is the place for you. It boasts of mysterious looking passages; they are well lit though. Believe it or not, these tunnels run underground the city streets of Edinburgh!
DELTA FORCE PAINTBALL OF EDINBURGH
For that adrenaline rush, paintball at the Delta Force Paintball of Edinburgh. This facility is located at Bathgate Hills.
THE WORLD OF ILLUSIONS AND CAMERA OBSCURA
Be ready to be mesmerized at Camera Obscura and the World of Illusions. What you see will boggle your mind; the illusions are nothing short of magical and they are spectacular too. Feed your imagination at the World of Illusions.
To enjoy the feel of nature and see some wildlife, then visit Holy rood Park. The serene environment will refresh you. It is possible to view the city from many different and lofty angles while at Holy rood Park.
This is located on an island. Seals and wildlife is what the abbey is famed for. Its coastal defenses have withstood two World Wars.
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY
The lovers of art will enjoy what the Scottish National Gallery has to offer. They have an online collection too. Other sections are: Portraits, Modern and National. The admission is free.
How about stretching your legs as you walk the Royal Mile? Here, you will be able to feast your eyes on the Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile and the Hood Roodhouse Palace at the very bottom. However, if a steep climb gives you a wheeze, then you may want to consider using a bus tour.