Edinburgh is a fascinating holiday destination with amazing scenery and magnificent architecture wrapped up in a rich cultural heritage. There are numerous spectacular sights and attractions in this historical, world famous city, some of the major must sees are listed below.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the main tourist attractions in Edinburgh splendidly sitting atop of its own volcanic rock at the top of the Royal Mile. A visit here will introduce to the Scottish crown Jewels, St Margaret’s chapel and the Stone of Destiny upon which many monarchs were crowned. Next, travel down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse –the official royal residence in Scotland. Tourists can visit the royal apartments, the throne room and the Great Gallery- featuring over 80 17th century portraits of Scottish monarchs.
Stop for a bite to eat at one of the many pubs and restaurants that reside along the Royal Mile where you can enjoy traditional Scottish fare if you choose like haggis and sample the finest whiskey in the world. This is also a region to find accommodation, so if travelling with a group, might be worth a stopover.
Keeping with the royal theme, be sure to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia that is permanently moored at Terence Conran’s leisure and retail complex at Ocean Terminal.
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