If you have never visited Edinburgh, you should put it in your travel wishlist NOW! Seriously, this is a city for everyone. You can do so many different stuffs there: visit museums, hike (in the city), shopping, discover the local culture… No matter what your interests are, you will probably love the Scottish capital. I prepared a summary of the best things to do in Edinburgh!
National Museum of Scotland
The National Museum of Scotland is very interesting and should please everyone because it covers different topics: Scottish history, animals, astrology, technology, science, fashion and many more. Plan some time to visit it. I stayed 2 hours and I didn’t have enough time.
The National Galleries are divided into 3 museums: the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art. I visited only the first one and I liked it. Paintworks from famous artists are exhibited, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Pissaro and many more.
To enjoy a beautiful view on the city, climb up to Calton Hill. It’s quite easy, there are only a few steps and the view is stunning! On the hill, you will see the National Monument, the Nelson Monument, the Burns Monument and the City Observatory.
This is the perfect place to escape the city life for a few hours. On the city itself, you can hike on Holyrood park and reach the hill called Arthur’s Seat. You will have a very nice view on Edinburgh!
This street begins from the Edinburgh castle and ends at the Holyrood Palace. This is a very busy place where you will find lots of shops, souvenirs shops, pubs and restaurants.
Victoria Street is the most photographed street in Edinburgh and I understand why. With the colourful houses, it’s very cute! As I was there in November, some houses already put Christmas decorations and it was lovely!
After Victoria Street, this street is probably the loveliest of Edinburgh! It’s out of the city center so you need to walk a little bit to go there.
Dean Village is a very quiet village in the middle of Edinburgh, far from the agitation of the city center. It’s peaceful and lovely, perfect for a nice walk under the sun (if you’re lucky – I was not!).
Harry Potter tour
For Harry Potter fans, Edinburgh is a perfect destination! Lots of things in the city are related to the saga. I’m going to write a specific article about it soon.
Have you ever visited Edinburgh? Did you like it? Share your experience in comment!