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History buffs will enjoy exploring Edinburgh, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, local tours, and festivals. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its art, shopping, and monuments. Top sights in the city include Princes Street Gardens, National Gallery of Scotland, and Scott Monument.
Known for its museums, festivals, and art, the city's cultural venues include National Gallery of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Experience, and Edinburgh Castle. Attractions like Our Dynamic Earth, Royal Commonwealth Pool, and Edinburgh Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Its historic sites and monuments are notable and landmarks include Scott Monument, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and Gladstone's Land.
In Edinburgh, you'll find 2744 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Below are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
Other favorite sights in Edinburgh include Princes Street Gardens, Princes Street, and George Street. Outside the city, popular places to see include Deep Sea World, 8.5 mi/13.7 km from the heart of the city, and Falkirk Wheel, which is 25.2 mi (40.5 km) away.
If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Haymarket Station, or Slateford Station. Edinburgh might not have many public transportation choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.