Edinburgh tourist attractions
List of the best Edinburgh tourist attractions .
1. Museum of Edinburgh.
It’s really monumental. The floor in the museum is old, creaking and wooden.
Exhibitions are very interesting. You can learn a lot about Edinburgh history.
Museum is situated on Royal Mile, so you can easily walk there from the Edinburgh castle.
Entrance is free. You choose how much you want to pay.
2. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.
It’s right next to Edinburgh castle. Its’ really crazy! You see the world in a different perspective there. Mirrors thickening, lengthening, extending and many many more.
Tickets are quite expensive though- £13.95 per person.
3. Edinburgh castle.
It’s really impressive! We just loved Edinburgh castle. It’s huge and monumental. It’s situated on the rocky hill, so you can see it from many places in Edinburgh.
View from the top is very amazing. You can see the city, mountains and beautiful sky (if the weather is good ;)).
Edinburgh castle is one of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen.
We have no idea why entrance is so expensive though… £16 per person! It’s the most expensive castle, we’ve ever been to.
Is it worth to go inside? Well… it’s up to you. For us seeing it from outside was enough. More about the castle you can read here.
4. Scottish National Gallery.
If you are keen on art, you will like this gallery. It gathers many beautiful and famous paintings and statues.
We really liked it! Scottish National Gallery is in the Old Town, close to Edinburgh castle.
Entrance is free, so you don’t need to pay or you can pay as much as you want.
5. Old Town.
Tourist attraction from 1-5 are situated on the Old Town (or really close to it).
Edinburgh Old Town is so charming! Cobblestone alleyways, historic buildings and beautiful statues, will make you fall in love with this city :).
6. Palace of Holyroodhouse.
It’s one of the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Unfortunatelly it was closed when we get there 🙁 (last admission is at 3.15 p.m.).
It was really impressive from the outside though. If you are planning to visit Palace of Holyroodhouse, check opening hours first. Don’t make the same mistake we did!
Check out also Edinburgh literary pub tour.