Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace. Princess Street Gardens. The world-famous Fringe Festival and Hogmanay celebrations. The Six Nation Rugby at Murrayfield, countless bars and restaurants and great shopping for every taste and budget.

With such a daunting array of top quality visitor attractions, it’s no wonder Edinburgh is second only to London as the UK’s most visited city*. We can’t list all of Edinburgh’s attractions here, but here are a few that Visit Scotland - Scotland’s national tourism organisation - have awarded a ‘5 Star’ rating so you should certainly consider getting some of these on your itinerary ...

Things to do in Edinburgh

National Museum Of Scotland
Enjoy free admission to this stunning and diverse collection of artefacts from the natural world, Scottish and world cultures, art and design.

+44 (300) 123 6789

Scotch Whisky Experience
Discover the mysteries of this magical art with expert guides – a truly warming experience.

+44 (131) 220 0441

The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Five floors of interactive hand-on fun and amazing optical experiences, for children and adults alike!
+44 (131) 2263709

Our Dynamic Earth
Follow the planet Earth through its entire evolution in this fun and engaging adventure.
+44 (131) 5507800

Royal Botanic Garden

Refresh your senses in this green haven of peace and tranquillity - just one mile from city centre.
+44 (131) 5527171

The Royal Yacht Britannia
Welcome on board this magnificent ship - often voted Scotland’s best visitor attraction!
+44 (0) 131 5555566

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Set against the spectacular backdrop of a floodlit Edinburgh Castle, the tattoo is a tour-de-force of music, dance and military pageantry.
+44 (0) 131 2251188

Things to do in Edinburgh

*Trip Advisor