Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, submerged between rocky hills overlooking the sea and bursting in heritage.
The Old Town is a picturesque jumble of medieval tenements looking down the Royal Mile, while the New Town is neat, ordered and respectable. Housing one of the world’s most complete and unspoilt examples of Georgian architecture, makes this city unique and evermore pleasing to the eye.
It is high on culture but it’s also down to earth, a city of trendy bars, lots of restaurants and classic comedians. There is always something to explore in Edinburgh and it is well worth a visit.
Murrayfield is easily accessible, the atmosphere loud, proud and partisan as the Lions take on Japan ahead of the most anticipated rugby tournament of the year in South Africa.
Top five attractions we recommend in Edinburgh
This is Scottish history in all its glory. Wander the inner castle walls and see the Scottish Crown Jewels. Most visitors can get lost for hours with so much to see and do while they visit but with a choice of a couple of tea rooms with lovely views, take a break and make the most of your adventures.
There is a great selection of food on offer, with Tours that include a delicious Afternoon Tea, or an exclusive Scotts Supper served in the Mansion House. At the end there is a nice gift shop to take some memorabilia home with you to remember the trip by.
Royal Botanic Garden
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art. Modern One is housed in a neoclassical building, which was designed by William Burn in 1825. The lawn at the front of the building was landscaped to a design by Charles Jencks and is home to a beautiful sculpture park.