Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh
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Walk the royal mile:
The royal mile is indeed a mile long, hence it’s name, and it is steeped in history from top to bottom. At the top of this cobbled street you have Edinburgh castle and down either side are a number of attractions
Find out more www.edinburgh-royalmile.com
Get an Edinburgh Tattoo (ticket) – 5th – 27th August
The Edinburgh tattoo is no ordinary tattoo, it features an action-packed programme with contributions from the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines, Highland Dancing, the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the stirring music of the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums.
Find out more www.edintattoo.co.uk
Visit the Fringe Festival:
The Edinburgh Fringe festival is when the city really comes alive. Throughout the month of August hundreds of performers flock to Edinburgh to impress the thousands of visitors that visit Edinburgh each day for the festival. The Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival and is not to be missed.
Find out more www.edfringe.com
Take in the history:
Edinburgh has a colourful and somewhat dark past but it is very interesting when you go on one of the many tours of the city. The tours are lik
Go on a ghost tour:
This one is perhaps not for the faint hearted. Discover one of Edinburgh’s underground streets or vaults with an Edinburgh ghost tour. There are a number of different tour groups who do ghost tours under Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, on these tours you will find out about the vaults past and their now ghostly present. You may even come across a ghostly presence or two.
Mercat tours are a 5 star tour attraction and offer excellent tours of the underground vaults www.mercattours.com/home.asp
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Take an expert guide through the magical and potentially hazy world of whisky making. You will be able to sample a number of drams throughout this experience, if you like whisky, you’ll love this.
Find out more www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk
A unique kind of shopping:
Yes shopping is a favourite of most cities, but in only a few cities will you find as many tourist shops, there is more tartan on the Royal Mile than you can shake a stick at. A personal favourite of ours is the Edinburgh Fudge Kitchen (also situated on the Royal Mile). The kitchen often offers free samples and fudge is made freshly in front of you.
The fudge kitchen www.fudgekitchen.co.uk
Bring in Hogmanay with a bang:
Edinburgh has one of the world’s most famous new year’s parties. Join the street party and witness a spectacular fireworks show, live music, outdoor bars and of course the all important big count down.
Find out more about all the events www.edinburghshogmanay.org
Visit the Royal Highland Show – 23rd – 26th June 2011:
This one is a little bit out of the city but very handily it is right next to our hotel, so where better to stay? Over 190,000 people visited the show in 2010 indicating the size and importance of this festival in the agricultural world, but this is not just a trade event it features much for the everyday visitor including food stands (always good), livestock competition, shopping & fashion and childrens activities.
More about the Royal Highland Show www.royalhighlandshow.org
Eat out the Scottish way:
Sample some traditional Scottish cuisine from Scotland’s capital city. There is a number of Scottish restaurants that sell haggis, steak pie and all of that good stuff. As they say, when in Rome..
For a list of Edinburgh’s restaurants www.list.co.uk/places/restaurants, alternatively we suggest La Bonne Auberge situated within our hotel.
Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh
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