Castles, myths and romantic urban ambience

Edinburgh boasts an extraordinary wealth of historic buildings. Besides exuding a romantic ambience, the city’s many towers, churches and steps give a sense of travelling back in time. Visitors to Scotland’s capital won’t have to wait long to hear the sound of bagpipes. The sight of castles, kilts and whisky distilleries conveys a genuine sense of Scottish authenticity.

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is lined with impressive sights: the medieval Mary King’s Close is the entrance to a warren of streets beneath the city. Today, visitors wanting to ascend from the underground to the highest point of the Royal Mile can make their way up to Edinburgh Castle. The stunning views from the fortress are definitely worth the climb.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 02:00 h
  • Distance 1248 km
  • Current time 16:45
  • Airport EDI
  • Language English
  • Currency GBP

Edelweiss tips for Edinburgh

Sightseeing in your Scotland holidays

  • Edinburgh Castle stands on Castle Rock and is the landmark of Edinburgh. It houses the Scottish crown jewels. View in maps
  • From Arthur’s Seat (at 820 feet) you have a great view of the city of Edinburgh. The ascent is considered to be a rather easy hike. View in maps
  • The "Water of Leith Walkway" provides an unforgettable walk in the city. The section between Stockbridge and Dean Village is particularly beautiful. The Leith district is also definitely worth a visit. View in maps
  • If you want more nature and enjoy hiking, take a road trip to the Highlands. View in maps

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