If you are looking for a great city break, that doesn’t mean that you have to travel too far from home, then Edinburgh could be the place for you. Edinburgh is not only historical, but it is also vibrant and cultural too, and it is this mixture that makes the city so special.

Not only this, but another great thing about Edinburgh is that there are lots of places to go and things to do.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for fun activities in Edinburgh or you want to take in some Edinburgh sightseeing, there are lots of places to go in Edinburgh if you’re going to have a break to remember.

Feel like you need some inspiration for fun activities in Edinburgh? We have compiled a list of the top Edinburgh attractions and the Edinburgh must-see list.


Take a ghost tour

Edinburgh is famed for having a pretty dark history, and you only need to head to some of the older attractions to learn more about what it was like to live in Edinburgh not too long ago.

If you are interested in learning more about the ghosts and people of Edinburgh gone by, then why not book on an Edinburgh Ghost Bus Tour? This way, you get to experience all the horror of the city, but you can see some of the most famous attractions, including the ever-popular Edinburgh Castle.



Take a regular bus tour

If you are not keen on the idea of getting spooktastic on your break in Edinburgh, then you could always take a regular bus tour instead. These are designed to allow you to sight-see at your own pace.

They are usually operated on a hop on and hop off basis, which means that when you come to an attraction that you want to get a closer (or longer) look at, you can do that with ease. The City Sightseeing bus is a must to get the best over view of the city.




Explore on foot

You can, of course, just simply take a walk around Edinburgh if you want to be able to see everything that it has to offer. But, if you want something a bit different, there are also walking tours. These are great because they give you a chance to walk around and still learn about the city.

You can also book a variety of walking tours, even those dedicated to some of the fabled witches of the area.  Uncover the secrets of the Old Town on The Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour. Many people were accused and tried under the Witch Craft Act of King James VI. There is currently a strong movement to get those convicted an official pardon from the Scottish Parliament. You can read all about it here: The Witches of Scotland.

Learn more about the real characters from these dark and sinister stories from the past on the fascinating and ultimately uplifting Edinburgh Witches & History Walking Tour.


See the Holyrood Distillery

If you are coming to Scotland for a break, you need to try some Scotch Whisky. There are many places that you can choose to learn more about the process (and take in plenty of samples), but if you want to see a complete visitor experience, you may want to try the Holyrood Distillery.

As you can see, there is so much to do in Edinburgh. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for daytime activities or things to do in Edinburgh at night. The main thing to know is that no matter the time of day and no matter who you are, you will find the perfect way to keep yourself entertained in Edinburgh.

You can find all these activities and more to book on scotlandwelcome.com/edinburgh and if you are in Edinburgh you can pick up our FREE City Map from the Scotland Welcome Tourist Information Kiosk on the Royal Mile or ask your hotel.


Edinburgh Tourist Information and Activities
Find the best things to do in Edinburgh and book in advance on scotlandwelcome.com