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Top Things To Do in Edinburgh, Scotland 

By Mer Norwood

As the hilly capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is rich with centuries of history. Filled with historic architecture, peruse the streets of The Royal Mile, walk to the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and fill your cup with whisky and cultural experiences. Here’s your guide to the top things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

Edinburgh Castle

Source: The Edinburgh Castle

An icon of Scotland, and one of the most visited attractions worldwide, The Edinburgh Castle is a must-do when visiting Edinburgh, Scotland. As part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage Site, and as one of the oldest fortified places in Europe, Edinburgh Castle’s history dates back to the early 1300s. Its history includes being the most besieged place in Britain, the site of the first fireworks display in 1507, and a royal treasury, too.  

National Museum of Scotland 

Source: The National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland not only pays homage to the history of Scotland but has a collection of over 12 million artifacts that allows you to travel through history, science, and art, from hundreds of years ago to today. Originally known as “The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland” was founded in 1780 during the Enlightenment.The institution has evolved to be one of the most renowned cultural places in the world, ranking in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries worldwide. Mingle with giraffes and lions in Animal World, check out the mini museum of Lego models, or take a selfie with Dolly, the most famous sheep in the world.  

Scotch Whisky Experience 

Source: The Scotch Whisky Experience

If you’re a whisky drinker, you’ll have to head to The Royal Mile and check out The World’s Largest Whisky Collection at The Scotch Whisky Experience, whose team has been sharing the secrets of the Whisky regions for over 25 years. For the ultimate experience, book “A Taste of Scotland”, a 3-hour tour that pairs whisky with a tasting menu from the Amber Restaurant. Amber’s whisky bar has over 450 drams you can choose from, perfect for all your whisky pleasures.  

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

Come to Edinburgh to celebrate the world’s largest three -week- long performing  arts festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe.In 2019, there were over 50,000 performances of nearly 4,000 types of shoes shows? in over 300 venues. The history of Edinburgh Festival:  

“…dates back to 1947 ,when eight theater groups turned up uninvited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival…an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the wake of the Second World War…Not being part of the official programme of the International Festival didn’t stop these performers, they just went ahead and staged their shows on the ‘fringe’ of the Festival anyway.” 

Come join millions of other art patrons to support the players of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  

Stay at Ten Hill Place Hotel  

When visiting Edinburgh, staying at the 129-bedroom hotel WorldHotels™ Distinctive Ten Hill Place Hotel, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town offers more than just a comfortable stay for guests. there is a humanitarian and green aspect to it, too. WorldHotels™ Distinctive Ten Hill Place Hotel is Edinburgh’s largest independent hotel operated by Surgeons Quarters; in essence, the success of  WorldHotels™ Distinctive Ten Hill Place Hotel funds the advancement of surgical standards and patient outcomes worldwide. In addition, green travelers will delight in knowing that WorldHotels™ Distinctive Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of the greenest hotels in Edinburgh, having held the Gold Award in Green Business Tourism since 2008. Finally, the on-site award-winning restaurant and bar, Drinks & Dining, stocks Surgeons Quarter’s very own 1505 Ale, 1505 Gin, and 1505 Whisky.  

Stay at The Bruntsfield  

Staying at WorldHotels™ Elite The Bruntsfield in Edinburgh, Scotland is more than just a stay – it is a celebration of locality and community. Since 1861, the stylish boutique townhouse has been welcoming guests and travelers from afar, with many travelers making new friends and socializing at the Scottish pub on-site, Neighborhood. The pub hosts meet and greets with local figures such as Andy the Highlander and is a great place for eating and drinking local fare. If tea is more to your liking, how about having a cup in the secret garden? WorldHotels™ Elite The Bruntsfield has also achieved Silver accreditation with Green Tourism, so you can travel and stay guilt-free on your next romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo adventure.  

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