Attractions & Sightseeing Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Address:
    Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, United Kingdom .

    Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.

    It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction.

    This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War.

    April 2016 - March 2017    Open daily from 9:30 am to 6 pm, last admission 5 pm.

    Adult (16 - 59 yrs)£16.50   &   Child (5 - 15 yrs)£9.90

    Concession (60 yrs) *£13.20

    http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk

  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Address:
    Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5PY, UK .

    Open daily 

    (March to Sept) 10am – 6pm  

    (Feb & Oct) 10am – 5pm and (Nov to Jan) 10am -4pm.

    Closed 25 December and 1st January

    Garden entry FREE with a charge for Glasshouses.

    Just a short walk from the Dene Guest House with easy access through the East Gate.

  • Royal Britannia

    Address:
    Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom .

    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. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

    FREE parking all day and easy to reach from the Guest House with public transport.

  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Address:
    1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, UK .
  • Edinburgh Zoo

    Address:
    134 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, UK .

    We are open every day of the year including Christmas Day. Last entry to the Zoo is 1 hour before closing time, so please arrive early to make the most of an unforgettable experience. Please note that our animal houses close up to 30 minutes before the following closing times: 

    9.00am to 6.00pm   April - September

    9.00am to 5.00pm   October & March

    9.00am to 4.30pm   November - February

    Ticket prices, pre-ordered tickets are cheaper

    Adult £19.00

    Child 3 - 15 years  £14.55

    Child (under 3) FREE  FREE  FREE

    Concession** £16.50

    http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/plan-your-visit/day-planner/tickets-prices/

  • Holyrood Park

    Address:
    Queen's Dr, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, UK .

    Holyrood Park (also called the Queen's Park) is a royal park in central Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse, providing a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape within its area. The park is associated with the royal palace of Holyroadhouse and was formerly a 12th-century royal hunting estate.

    From the top you have the best view in Edinburgh.

  • Scottish Storytelling Centre

    Address:
    43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK .
  • John Knox House

    Address:
    43-45 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, UK .

    John Knox House, popularly known as "John Knox's House", is a historic house in Edinburgh reputed to have been owned and lived in by Protestant reformer during the 16th century.

  • National Museum of Scotland

    Address:
    Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF, UK .

    The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, was formed in 2006 with the merger of the new Museum of Scotland, with collections relating to Scottish antiquitiesculture and history, and the adjacent Royal Museum (so renamed in 1995), with collections covering science and technology, natural history, and world cultures. 

    Admission is free.

    Monday - Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm

  • National War Museum

    Address:
    Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG, UK .
  • Stills

    Address:
    23 Cockburn St, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, UK .
  • Scottish National Gallery

    Address:
    The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, UK .
  • Dynamic Earth

    Address:
    112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, UK .

    A visit to Dynamic Earth is like nothing else on Earth. It's a chance to experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, to journey through space and time and even go on a adventure around the world. You'll be embarking on the interactive adventure of a lifetime - the lifetime of our planet.

     

    3rd April to October:              10am – 5.30pm          Wed - Sun

    July and August:                     10am – 6pm                7 Days

    November to 3rd April:          10am – 5.30pm           Wed - Sun

     

    Adult (16+):                                           £13.50

    Child (4-15):                                          £9.00

     Concession (Over 60 / Student):      £11.50

     

  • Royal Scottish Academy

    Address:
    The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, UK .
  • Lauriston Castle

    Address:
    2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, UK .
  • Princes Street Gardens

    Address:
    Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, UK .
  • Brandon's of Canonmills - Pub & Restaurant

    Address:
    1 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA .

    Lovely wee restaurant & pub with good food, great music and reasonable prices.

    We attached their menu for you and highly recommend the fries with truffle oil ;-)

    Phone: 0131 558 7080

     

    Opening Hours:

    Monday:         12pm – 12am

    Tuesday:        12pm – 12am

    Wednesday:  12pm – 12am

    Thursday:      12pm – 12am

    Friday:            12pm – 1am

    Saturday:       12pm - 1am

    Sunday:         12pm - 12am

  • Dean Village

    Address:
    Dean Path, Edinburgh EH8 8BH .

    Dene Village (from dene, meaning 'deep valley') is a former village immediately northwest of the city centre of Edinburgh. It was known as the "Water of Leith Village" and was the centre of a successful grain milling area for more than 800 years. At one time there were no fewer than eleven working mills there, driven by the strong currents of the Water of Leith.

  • Camera Obscura

    Address:
    Castlehill The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 2ND .

    Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and five floors packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853!

    SEASONAL OPENING HOURS   

    July - August:Every day 09:00 - 21:00  

    September – October:Every day 09:30 -19:00  

    November – March:Every day 10:00 -18:00 (Closed 25th December) 

    April – June:Every day 09:30 -19:00

    STANDARD ADMISSION PRICES  

    Adult: £14.50

    Student (with ID): £12.50

    Senior: £12.50

    Child (5 - 15 years): £10.50   *under 5's go free

    http://www.camera-obscura.co.uk/index.asp

     

  • The Scotch Whisky Experience

    Address:
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE .

    Welcome to The Scotch Whisky Experience, a five star visitor attraction at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, where we've been inspiring visitors to Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 25 years.

    Whether you take a tour, visit our shop or restaurant, or enjoy an event or tasting here, we guarantee a sensational experience.

  • Calton Hill

    Address:
    Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

    Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

    The top of Calton hill is a usually quiet place to come on any day, with its grassy slopes and panoramic views of the city, including down the length of Princes street (the main shopping thoroughfare) and Edinburgh Castle. There is a good view North of the ruddy-coloured cliffs of Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat, and the undulating slopes of Holyroad Park.

  • The Royal Mile

    Address:
    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

    The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse, resting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat. The Mile is overlooked by impressive, towering tenements, between which cobbled closes and narrow stairways interlock to create a secret underground world.

    Public transport available by Lothian Busses 23/27 from the Guest House.

  • The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

    Address:
    1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD .

    The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s most remarkable buildings – a great red sandstone neo-gothic palace which sits proudly on the city’s skyline. Following a dramatic three-year refurbishment, completed in December 2011, the Gallery now offers 17 new displays. Each of these explores different aspects of the story of Scotland and her people, told through a wealth of imagery including portraits of famous historical figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns, through to more recent pioneers in science, sport and the arts.

     

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm

    Thursday: 10.00am–7.00pm

     

    nationalgalleries.org

    0131 624 6200

  • George Street - City Centre - Main Street

    Address:
    George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

    George Street in Edinburgh is the central street in James Craig's plan of the New Town.

     

    It is located to the north of Princes Street and to the south of Queen Street, runs along the high point of a ridge. It connects St Andrew Square with Charlotte Square and takes its name from King George III. The street was first proposed in 1767, and was initially a residential area;by 2013 it had become, according to the Edinburgh Evening News, "the city’s most prestigious shopping district".

    Several prominent statues are located along the street, commemorating Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847), William Pitt the Younger (1759–1806), King George IV (1762–1830) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831–1879). Notable buildings on George Street include St Andrew's and St George's West Church, the Assembly Rooms, The Dome and the headquarters of the Church of Scotland.

  • Stockbridge

    Address:
    Stockbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

    Stockbridge benefits from beautiful architecture and numerous delightful parks and open spaces. A walk along the Water of Leith takes you past St Bernards Well andDean Village or you could enjoy a picnic in Inverlieth Park or The Royal Botanic Gardens. The grounds of the National Gallery of Modern Art are beautifully maintained and it houses an impressive collection of art works.

  • Broughton

    Address:
    Broughton, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

    The Broughton area is to the North East of Edinburgh City Centre, West of Leith Walk and South of Pilrig. Its central location and the fact that it is on the edge of Edinburgh New Town, but without the housing costs of the New Town, has made it a vibrant area with a good number of pubs and restaurants particularly on Broughton Street.

    Gayfield police station and Gayfield Square figures frequently in Edinburgh author Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus series.

    An ancient feudal barony, Broughton can be roughly defined as the area between Leith Walk in the south east, Broughton Street in the south west, Broughton Road in the north west and McDonald Road in the north east.

  • Newhaven Harbour

    Address:
    Newhaven Ed .
  • New Chapter Restaurant

    Address:
    Eyre Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom .

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  • Museum of Childhood

    Address:
    42 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TG .

    The Museum of Childhood is a collection of children's toys and playthings, situated on the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was the first museum in the world to specialise in the history of childhood.

     

    Opening times:

    Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

    (The shop closes at 4.45pm on each of these days.)

    Phone: 0131 529 4142



    Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

     

  • Earthy Foods - Restaurant & Shop

    Address:
    1-6 Canonmills Bridge , Edinburgh, EH3 5LF .

    We believe that if you eat well, you live well. Good food comforts us, nourishes us, restores us, makes us happy, connects us to other people, and is the source of many of our most cherished memories. It’s the heart and soul of Earthy.

    Phone: 0131 556 9696

    Opening Hours:

    Monday - Saturday: 9.00am - 7.00pm

    Sunday:                     9.00am - 6.00pm