As autumn rolls round, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival rolls out, and you’d be forgiven for feeling as though there’s nothing to do in the city, when there isn’t anyone bugging you on the Royal Mile to go to their free show. But never fear, as we are here to show you what you can get up to in the city all year round:
Arthur’s Seat offers a relaxing climb to one of Edinburgh’s best views, giving you a chance to see the city from a whole new perspective.
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh is a brilliant way to escape the bustle of the city, explore the wonders of plant life from around the world in this wonderful greenhouse hide away.
Mary King’s Close
Edinburgh is renowned for its old architecture and history, making Mary King’s Close the perfect place to visit for a taste of old Edinburgh and a touch of beauty.
Scottish National Gallery
The Scottish National Gallery hosts a range of different exhibits throughout the year, offering a gift shop and cafe looking over Princes Street Gardens. This is the perfect place to break for lunch, a touch of culture and a relaxing atmosphere.
Camera Obscura will change the way you look at the world. Informative but fun, this is the perfect family entertainment during a busy day.
Edinburgh Castle is in the heart of the city, looking down from its plateau of volcanic rock. An adventure awaits inside with Edinburgh’s history wound into the very fabric of the walls. It’s a wonderful chance to learn about Scotland on the whole and escape the chilly Scottish weather.
The Edinburgh Dungeon
For those who enjoy the dark and frightening The Edinburgh Dungeon, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore Edinburgh from underground while keeping your heart and mind racing.
The Scotch Whisky Experience
On a cold day, the Scotch Whisky Experience is a perfect chance to warm up and relax. This experience is worth every penny and will teach you everything you could ever want to know about whisky while letting you enjoy some too.
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland offers new exhibits throughout the year and attracts people every day from all over. However you’ll never feel crowded in this amazing space while you explore the wonders of the world from the deep seas to the history of the automobile.
Calton Hill and the Scottish National Monument
A chance to escape the city and see Edinburgh in another completely different way. Calton Hill and the Scottish National Monument are an easy stroll out of the city centre.