Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Nestled against the backdrop of UNESCO World Heritage architecture and offering world-class entertainment, Edinburgh stands as a testament to the perfect blend of history, culture, and modern vibrancy. The juxtaposition of medieval and neoclassical architecture, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, makes it a truly unique destination.
Things to do in Edinburgh:
National Museum of Scotland
The Museum’s diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the history of Scotland, the wonders of nature and world cultures.
The world-famous Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city. Explore the Castle’s rich and fascinating history during your visit.
The fascinating Camera Obscura & World of Illusions Show – with fantastic views of Edinburgh and five floors of optical experiences.
National Galleries of Scotland
Edinburgh is home to three of the National Galleries of Scotland: the National Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the home of Scottish royal history and is the official residence in Scotland of His Majesty The King.
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world.
Scotch Whiskey Experience
The five-star visitor attraction at the top of the Royal Mile has been inspiring visitors about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 25 years.
The Real Mary King’s Close
For years, the hidden Closes of Old Town Edinburgh have been shrouded in myths and mysteries. Explore this underground site to hear these fascinating stories.
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo
RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is one of Europe’s leading centres of conservation, education and research, and is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.
Currency: The currency in Scotland is Pound Sterling
Electricity: Power plugs and sockets (outlets) of type G are used. The standard voltage is 230 V at a frequency of 50 Hz.
Weather in Edinburgh: The average daily maximum in September is 27 ºC and the average daily minimum is 9°C.
Time Zone: Edinburgh (GMT)
Visas: You must have a valid passport before you visit Scotland and the UK. You may also need a visa. You can check if you need a UK visa on the UK government’s Home Office Visas and Immigration website.