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Discover the best attractions and activities that Edinburgh has to offer

Edinburgh is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

You will find an exciting range of attractions in the vibrant Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano, is the main peak in a popular group of hills. Walk up the hill to reveal awe-inspiring views across the city.

Edinburgh is also home to the National Museum of Scotland. This family-friendly attraction hosts a numerous captivating, historical artefacts with regular exhibitions and events, which embrace Scotland’s past and present.

  • Almond Valley

    Almond Valley Museum, Farm and Discovery Centre

    12 Millfield
    Livingston
    EH54 7AR

    01506 414957

    The old stone buildings of the watermill and byres are now a home to a number of friendly farm animals, pets and poultry on this wooded riverside park and museum.

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  • Arthur's Seat

    Arthur’s Seat

    Queen's Dr
    Edinburgh
    EH8 8HG

    Admire the picturesque city of Edinburgh from Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano perched at the highest point of the 640-acre Holyrood Park.

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  • Edinburgh Castle

    Castlehill
    Edinburgh
    EH1 2NG

    0131 225 9846

    Sat atop of Castle Rock, overlooking the skyline of the historic city of Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic Scottish attraction, the site of which dates back to at least the Iron Age.

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  • National Museum of Scotland

    Chambers St
    Edinburgh
    EH1 1JF

    0300 123 6789

    Spend a day having endless fun whilst learning about the captivating history of Scotland, from dinosaurs to archaeology.

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  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    Ocean Dr
    Edinburgh
    EH6 6JJ

    0131 555 5566

    One of Scotland’s most popular attractions, have a look around this tremendous ocean liner that has sailed the Royal Family more than one million miles across the globe.

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  • Scotch Whisky Experience

    Scotch Whisky Experience

    The Royal Mile
    Edinburgh
    EH1 2NE

    0131 220 0441

    From ‘virtual’ distillery tours to expert tasting secrets, the Scotch Whisky Experience showcases Scotland’s historic whisky culture with fascinating, five-star tour packages designed for experts and casual fans alike. 

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