Attractions

WELCOME TO EDINBURGH – THE FESTIVAL CITY

Princes Street Gardens bloom in the middle of the city.
Princes Street Gardens bloom in the middle of the city.
© (David C. Hoerlein )

Edinburgh is one of Europe’s best known cities; with historical and cultural links both past and present. No matter what interest visitors may have they will be superbly catered for in this beautiful capital city.

Princes Street Gardens bloom in the middle of the city.
Edinburgh Castle houses the Scottish Crown Jewels
© (David C. Hoerlein )

Princes Street is world famous, with the tranquility of approximately four acres of parks and gardens where the un-enthusiastic shopper can seek refuge! Rising above Princes Street is Edinburgh Castle, home of the Military Tattoo which is normally held in August, during the International Festival.

The “Royal Mile” give the opportunity to visit the Castle, Camera Obscurer, the Museum of Childhood, John Knox’s House and a wealth of shops, bulging with antiques and curios. Many famous hostelries are also a feature, allowing frequent stops before reaching the foot of the Mile and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Princes Street Gardens bloom in the middle of the city.
Edinburgh Castle houses the Scottish Crown Jewels
© (David C. Hoerlein )

 

The east side of Edinburgh is dominated by Arthur’s Seat and the Queen’s Park, which brings the countryside into the city and affords ample space for recreation and picnics. From the vantage point of Arthur’s Seat the visitor has panoramic views of the entire city – even taking in the rooftop of The Dorstan Guest House close by.