Perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags, Edinburgh is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city whose skyline is dominated by its castle. Both a fortress and a royal palace, from the castle ramparts you can look down on the mix of medieval lanes and grand Georgian buildings that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. The city is perfect for wandering around, it seems around every corner there are quirky shops, cafes and delis. Walking up to Arthur's Seat and a wander down the Royal Mile are a must do.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Visit Edinburgh during August to enjoy the world famous Fringe Festival & the Military Tattoo
  • Hogmanay is what the Scottish call New Year's Eve, and is celebrated with torch processions and traditional ceildhs across the country

Our guide to holidays in Edinburgh

Capital city, Edinburgh is simply stunning, and just a stroll along the beautiful cobbled streets gives a true sense of grandeur and history. Visit Edinburgh Castle before opening hours then go onto appreciate where legends such as Sir Walter Scot, Conan Doyle and JK Rowling made history on a literary themed walking tour. Visit the Queen's Scottish residence - Holyrood House, or hike up Arthur's Seat for beautiful views over the city. Edinburgh comes alive in August with 6 festivals, including our favourites; the Fringe festival and Military Tattoo, as well as over the New Year, where they celebrate Hogmanay. For day trips outside of the city visit Scone Palace privately or the nearby St Andrews, famous for golf and where royals William and Kate met! VIPs should take over the Royal Yacht Britannia for an exclusive dinner, fit for the Queen, complete with traditional pipers to welcome guests on arrival.


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