The vibrant and exciting city of Edinburgh is never short of things to do and places to see. Edinburgh is a beautiful and surprising city
with a wealth of historic places to visit, a vivacious and unique
nightlife, a reputation for excellent restaurants providing delicious,
locally sourced food as well as scenic views, parks, nature reserves and
stunning coasts and countryside to see. Whether shopping is your
passion, Edinburgh city centre is the perfect destination for lovers of
designer boutiques, or you fancy delving into the arts and culture of
this fascinating city, or sampling the culinary wonders and exuberant
nightlife, there is always a vast array of events, festivals and
attractions to fill your trip with fun and entertainment.
Attraction in Edinburgh
The attraction not to be missed whilst in Edinburgh is the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland, situated at the
end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle.
Steeped in history, the palace is probably most famous as being the
former home to Mary, Queen of Scots and is the scene of the gruesome
murder of her secretary David Rizzio in the 16th century. Some tourists
claim to have seen his blood staining the floor! The Palace is open to
the public throughout the year, except when the Royal family are in
residence and The Queen's Gallery hosts an array of varying exhibitions
from the Royal Collection.
There are a number of art galleries and museums on offer in Edinburgh. One well worth a visit to learn about this majestic country’s
past, present and future is the National museum of Scotland.
The museum tells the story of this fascinating land, its people and
culture through a variety of collections including Viking brooches and
Pictish stones to ancient chessmen and Queen Mary’s clarsach. 16 new
galleries are currently being installed for a grand opening in 2011.
Those wanting to indulge in some real secret history of this FASCINATING city should take a trip to the underground streets of The Real Mary Kings Close. Below the City Chambers on the Royal Mile is hidden maze of streets
where people lived and died between the 17th and 19th centuries, once
home to narrow walkways and buildings standing several stories high.
Enclosed and built over, the once bustling streets are now eerily quiet
but tell tales of the people once residents here. Not for the faint
hearted, the creepy, otherworldly atmosphere has been the sight of many a
spooky apparition from years gone by!
For a superb culinary experience, one must pay a visit to The Kitchin, situated on Edinburgh’s stylish waterfront. The Kitchin, which was
awarded a prestigious Michelin star in January 2007, six months after
opening their doors! Friendly staff create a warm, welcoming and relaxed
atmosphere and Chef Tom Kitchin uses specially selected, local produce
to create his exciting seasonal menus, celebrated by many food critics.
Edinburgh’s nightlife ranges from quaint, old fashioned pubs serving real ale and whiskey and home cooked,
traditional food to cheaper student haunts in the university towns and
also more upmarket, trendy wine bars and nightclubs aimed at the city’s
fashionable and influential residents. With such a wealth of places to
visit, you ill find something to everyone’s tastes and everyone’s
Truly providing an excellent variety of activities and attractions,
Edinburgh is a unique city to visit. You will never tire of exploring
this city and will always find a reason to return especially after
staying in one of the self catering appartments in Edinburgh
. Begin planning your trip to Edinburgh today and find a city you will fall in love with and a vacation you will never forget!