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Edinburgh

4.4
Castles · Landmarks · Specialty Museums

Popular things to do in Edinburgh

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Castle
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Landmark
The Royal Mile
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
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Specialty Museum
Royal Yacht Britannia
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
While you'll find many fun things to do in Edinburgh, few cultural activities come close to tours of the city's famed castle, where you can see the legendary Stone of Destiny. Those looking to enjoy a sip of Scotland's famous whisky can tour The Scotch Whisky Experience, a replica distillery. Just outside the city, you can join a range of guided tours designed for casual sightseers, as well as activities catering to adrenaline-seeking tourists exploring Scotland.

Historic Sites in Edinburgh

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Historic Site
The Real Mary King's Close
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St Giles' Cathedral
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Georgian House
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Edinburgh

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Art Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Auto Race Track
Glasgow Tigers Speedway Glasgow
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel Glasgow
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fun & Games
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre Lamancha
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Edinburgh

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Distillery
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery
Pickering's Gin Distillery
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Monument
Scott Monument
4.5
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Edinburgh

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Art Museum
Scottish National Gallery
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
St Cecilia's Hall & Music Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Edinburgh

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Department Store
Jenners
1.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Celtic Craft Centre
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Allium South Queensferry
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jeffrey st. Whisky and Tobacco
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Nightlife
ScotBeer Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Arthur's Seat
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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