Vibrant culture, quirky shops and world-class dining nestled against an enchanting backdrop of winding cobbled streets and historic architecture, it's no wonder that Edinburgh remains a firm tourist favourite.
Whether you're intent on discovering every one of the city's secret nooks or taking in the main sights at a gentler pace, Edinburgh holidays offer an abundance of unforgettable memories. One of Europe's most enigmatic cities, Scotland's cosmopolitan capital is brimming with history and culture - it has even been declared a “World City of Literature” by UNESCO.
The city's attractions are vast and world-class. The grand Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Museum and the ancient volcano of Arthur’s Seat are all popular stops on Edinburgh tours. Whether you're wandering the atmospheric streets of the Royal Mile, exploring the impressive castle or embarking on an escorted whiskey tour, Edinburgh is always inviting. From visitors planning a city break in one of the United Kingdom's most historic destinations to those passing through on their way to the Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness or the Trossachs National Park, all are sure to be suitably impressed by the city's ample charm.
Haggis may be the first thing that comes to mind on a trip to Edinburgh
However, there are more delights than this stuffed staple.
Traditional dishes include Cullen Skink, a thick soup made from fish and potatoes and Edinburgh Fog, a dessert similar to Eton mess that is made with macaroons, cream, nuts and whisky.
Among the best Edinburgh restaurants are The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage, which offers floor-to-ceiling views over the city and the elegant Victorian Cafe Royal, which opened in 1863.
For many visitors, a holiday in Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without whisky tastings. One of the most-loved options is the Scotch Whisky Experience, an attraction offering tastings, tours and workshops.
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