3 Must-Sees In Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, UK
Edinburgh, UK. Photo by Alex Azabache on Unsplash

Edinburgh, Scotland’s stunning capital, is well worth a visit. If you have a few days in the city, make sure to tick these must-dos off your list.

As well as these natural and cultural sites, there are plenty of fantastic cafes and restaurants across the city, offering a wide range of cuisines. If you haven’t visited Edinburgh before, make sure it goes on your ‘to-visit’ list.

Climb Arthur’s Seat

How many other cities can boast an extinct volcano in their center? Arthur’s Seat may not rival the mountains in the Scottish Highlands in terms of height, but this mound does take a while to climb. The views from the top make it all worth it. Gaze out across the city, or look out to the Firth of Forth and the hills beyond.

Visit Edinburgh Castle

This huge building dominates the center of Edinburgh. Once home to kings and queens, nowadays it’s open to visitors who can explore its stunning interiors whilst learning about it’s important history. It has a great vantage point over the city, so is another great spot to catch some amazing views from.

National Museum of Scotland

This incredible museum holds artifacts from all over Scotland, some dating back to pre-history. There is also contemporary art on display, and if the rains are threatening, seek shelter in the charming museum cafe. Don’t miss the characterful Lewis chess men, ivory carved chess pieces dating to the medieval period.