Great Britain has a special kind of charm. Somehow haunted by its rich history, each of the countries in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) have their very unique “flavour”.
Edinburgh is without any trace of doubt one of the largest and most important cities in the United Kingdom. As the capital city of Scotland, you should expect this city to be extremely beautiful not only when it comes to the natural landscape surrounding it, but also when it comes to the architecture that just seems torn out of a different era. What to do in Edinburgh? Once you’ve found your accommodation in Edinburgh you’ll want some activities to keep you entertained. Here’s a list of some of the greatest things you can do in this Scottish city.
The Edinburgh Castle
This castle cannot get more “Edinburgh” than it already is. It will be nearly impossible to actually miss it since it is all over the city. Tip: at 1 pm every day, guns will be fired within the walls of the Edinburgh Castle as a memorial for Tam the Gun. This is a great time to visit, although somewhat crowded.
The Royal Botanic Garden
If you want to take a break from the city (not that you could ever get tired of Edinburgh), then you should go and visit the Royal Botanic Garden here. Wonderful, green and refreshing, this garden will definitely free your mind from all the clutter. Tip: visit the Chinese Gardens because they are truly special and offer the perfect escape from a busy day of sightseeing.
If you are planning to spend New Year’s in Edinburgh, then you are in for a great treat because this place truly knows how to party. Between the delicious food and the drinks, there are also certain traditions that will warm up your heart no matter how cold it is outside.
There are at least three museums you should not miss out on while in Edinburgh. The first one is the National Museum of Scotland which will be for the likes of those passionate by, well, everything. Although not as impressive as the British Museum, this one definitely will have a lot of things you will find intriguing and interesting at the same time. The second one is the War Museum and if you are among those who love history and war weaponry, then you will love this one for real. Moving on to something more innocent, the third museum you should definitely not miss out on is the Childhood Museum. With toys and other childhood-related things all over it, this museum will definitely warm your sight and arouse your interest as well.
The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Scots definitely love their whisky and if you have never tried it, then you should. It is no wonder then that they have a national heritage centre dedicated entirely to their favourite national drink. Do visit it if you want to learn more about the beverage that is certainly world famous.