It is definitely worth braving the cold to follow the cobbled streets of the Royal Mile from the foot of one of Edinburgh’s many hills, all the way to its open seashore. Digress into the narrow lanes to explore the old medieval town and finish the day in true Scottish spirit with a glass of whisky on Calton Hill.
Top 3 Places to Visit in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh Castle
From the Crown Jewels and National War Memorial, to the magnificent views of the city, Edinburgh Castle is monumental as both a fortress and historical hotspot. Try not to miss, or be startled by, the famous One o'clock Gun. Price is 19.50£
- The Real Mary King’s Close
If the classical architecture of the old town isn’t enigmatic enough, a trip under it is sure to reveal the city’s morbid history. These hidden streets will lead you back to the times of the great plague and secret royal affairs, for you to emerge with a head filled with mysterious tales which costs 16.50£
- Camera Obscura
Almost 200 years later, Camera Obscura still tricks the keenest of minds with its Victorian rooms filled with illusions and interactive puzzles. An exciting way of discovering a city whose history is just as intriguing. Price is 16.50£