Discover historic Edinburgh, the 15th century capital of Scotland, aboard a hop-on hop-off double-decker bus. At your own pace, explore the rich culture of this hilltop city as showcased in its sprawling palaces and castles, museums, and architecturally significant neighborhoods.
Stroll through the winding and narrow cobblestone streets of Edinburgh's Old Town. At its center is The Royal Mile, Edinburgh's oldest and most historic street, which connects the majestic Edinburgh Castle with the grand Palace of Holyroodhouse—the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland.
Hop off in New Town at Charlotte Square, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, with its lush lawns and a towering statue of Prince Albert as the centerpiece. Admire the exquisite Georgian architecture on proud display in the well-preserved, elegant buildings surrounding all 4 sides of this popular square.
Explore the well-loved National Museum of Scotland to learn about the diverse natural world, science, and the Scottish history dating back to the first century AD. Then spend time relaxing in the nearby oasis of Princes Street Greens and marvel at Scott Monument, a 200-foot (61-m) Victorian Gothic spire dedicated to Sir Walter Scott—one of Scotland's most famous poets.
Route stops include:
- St Andrew Square Northside
- Lothian Road
- Johnston Terrace
- Chambers Street
- John Knox House
- Dynamic Earth
- Queen Marys Bath House, Abbeyhill