You will never face a dull moment once you reach this capital of Scotland. There are so many historical attractions to see, world class restaurants and trendy bars to eat and drink. Also, there are many cultural festivals that continue whole year-round and it becomes difficult to decide which one to see first.
Therefore, in this article we will try to highlight few top things that you should certainly not miss out while you are on Edinburgh trip.
What to do first in Edinburgh
Your first trip to Edinburgh must start with the panoramic views of the whole city from Carlton Hill. This is a very quiet place and you can relax here and also take stunning pictures. It is just 5 minutes’ walk, in order to reach the top. So, take your camera and go to the city-centre at the East Princes Street’s end where you will find grassy slopes and also towering Athenian-acropolis.
Walk the Royal-Mile
While in Edinburgh, you should never miss to walk on the main street called the Royal Mile, that connects the Edinburgh-Castle with the Palace Holyrood house. The pathways are of cobblestone where you will find few best eating as well as drinking spots of the city and also few shops and many tourist attractions.
Tour to Edinburgh Castle
This famous Edinburgh-Castle was built in the twelfth century and it is serving as royal residence as well as a military fortress. This is one of the best historic monuments of Scotland and also popular tourist attraction of today. You must spend at least 2 hours and explore all the castle grounds. You can also buy entry tickets in advance from online.
Visit the National-Museum of Scotland
The natural wonders, the Scotland history and world science and cultures all under single roof, that you can find in the National-Museum of Scotland. This museum is not only one of the most-visited places in Europe but also among the most-interactive museums.
Dine at the Devil’s-Advocate
Devil’s Advocate is earlier a Victorian pump house which has been converted into a cosy modern restaurant. They will serve modern Scottish-cuisine where you can also sip exquisitely crafted cocktails which are made by award-winning bartenders. You must make sure about your seat, if you plan to visit here during the weekends as it usually remains full.
Strolling to the Grass market
Grass market area of Edinburgh is perfect place to have a nice walk while you are in the city. You can also find few eclectic shops where you can have a drink and also take a scenic photograph keeping the Edinburgh Castle as a background. If you like sweet then can have an old-fashioned ice-cream from Mary’s Milk Bar, which is the best homemade gelato in the city.
Hike up to Arthur’s-Seat
Don’t miss to visit Arthur’s Seat from where you can see the stunning views from all directions. Though beginners can also walk, there are certain parts that can get little bit rocky and steep and hence you must bring your sturdy boots. You must spend at least 2 hours at this place to walk around.
You may also visit the website http://www.tripindicator.com/edinburgh-tourist-attractions-map.html to get more information about Edinburgh.
For helping you to explore more about Edinburgh, you must download an Edinburgh interactive map, so that it becomes much easy for you to locate various places.
Also, the transport system of Edinburgh is quite organized and you can travel all your destinations quite comfortably. While using the tram, you must use Edinburgh tram map which will guide you to various tourist attractions.