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Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is a city like no other. Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.

ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

Built on Clydeside, the former Royal Yacht Britannia was the British Royal Family's floating holiday home during their foreign travels from the time of her launch in 1953 until her decommissioning in 1997.

www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Visit one of Edinburgh's most iconic buildings and explore a fascinating overview of Scotland past and present though a wealth of imagery encompassing painting, photography, sculpture and film.

www.nationalgalleries.org

CRAMOND

If you're looking to spend a little bit of time by the sea, then Cramond Island makes the perfect day trip away from the city.  Built by the Romans in the 2nd century AD it is extremely picturesque

ST GILES CATHEDRAL

Situated between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is St Giles' Cathedral, built on an ancient sanctuary built during the ninth century.

The temple is dedicated to St Giles, patron saint of the lepers.

www.stgilescathedral.org.uk

ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction.

www.rbge.org.uk

ARTHURS SEAT

From geology to King Arthur and tiny coffins, Arthur's Seat is a historical treasure.  An an extinct volcano, offers some of the best views of Edinburgh

EDINBURGH ZOO

Edinburgh Zoo is one of the world's leading conservation zoos.  Home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including the UK's only giant pandas.

www.edinburghzoo.org.uk

DR NEIL'S GARDEN

Dr Neil's Garden is one of the most remarkable gardens in Scotland, This secluded garden is the result of the imagination, dedication and sheer hard work of Drs. Andrew and Nancy Neil. It has sometimes been called Edinburgh’s Secret Garden

www.drneilsgarden.co.uk

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SURGEONS' HALL MUSEUM

Surgeons' Hall Museums explore the history of medicine and the development of surgery and dentistry throughout the centuries.

www.museum.rcsed.ac.uk

SCOTTISH WHISKEY EXPERIENCE

An interactive exhibition, not a working distillery. The Scotch Whisky Experience was created when 19 individual Scotch whisky companies jointly invested money towards showcasing the Scotch whisky industry to international visitors.

www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk

PORTOBELLO BEACH

The ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history recreating various macabre historical events in a gallows 

www.thedungeons.com

PORTOBELLO BEACH

oozing  traditional seaside charm Portobello Beach lies just a few miles from the city centre offering two miles of sand making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

GREYFRIARS KIRKYARD

Greyfriars Kirkyard is one of Edinburgh's most evocative cemeteries, a peaceful green oasis dotted with elaborate monuments. Many famous Edinburgh names are buried here, including poet Allan Ramsay 

www.greyfriarskirk.com

ROYAL OBSERVATORY

Historically sited on Blackford Hill for a clear view of the night sky, the Grade A listed Royal Observatory occupies an outstanding position with fine views  across the city of Edinburgh and the nights sky

www.roe.ac.uk

JUPITER ARTLANDS

A contemporary sculpture park and art gallery  open to the public half the year. The garden is a collaboration between the family, the artists and the landscape. All the works are site specific and personal to Jupiter.

www.jupiterartland.org

GILMERTON COVE

Gilmerton Cove is a series of underground passageways and chambers hand-carved from sandstone located beneath the streets of Gilmerton, an ex-mining village.

www.gilmertoncove.org.uk

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