Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is one of the most stunning cities in the world. It is one of the most popular destinations for domestic city breaks. In 2015 attracted around 3.85 million visitors and often acts as the gateway to Scotland for international visitors. Edinburgh is second only to London in the number of international visitors.
Tourists love visiting Edinburgh not only in August for the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, or to take part of one of the world's most famous New Year celebrations, the Edinburgh's Hogmanay with its worldwide famous Fireworks.
During all year long Edinburgh attracts millions of tourists who enjoy walking around the city and taking pictures to capture plenty of beautiful places around our gorgeous city, shopping, going out to pubs, restaurants and bars, visiting attractions, museums, art galleries, public parks and exhibitions, taking the City bus and especially visiting the iconic Edinburgh Castle and the historic old city.
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Here the list of the main attraction you should visit in Edinburgh
Location: Castlehill, EH1 2NG, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Edinburgh and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It is a must see for every visitor and it was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction with over 1.4 million visitors in 2013.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh from its position on the Castle Rock and has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. But just few of the other present buildings pre-date the Lang Siege of the 16th century, when the medieval defences were largely destroyed by artillery bombardment.
Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland with the British Army still responsible for some parts of the castle and houses the Scottish National War Memorial and the National War Museum of Scotland.
For more information visit the: Edinburgh Castle Official WebsiteBack to list
Location: Canongate, EH8 8DX, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Holyrood Palace, also referred as The Palace of Holyroodhouse, is the official residence of the Royal Family in Scotland, it has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, but is worldwide famous especially as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1567.
The Holyrood Palace is located at the eastern part of Edinburgh, at the east end of the Royal Mile, the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle. The palace developed from a guesthouse, attached to Holyrood Abbey, which was extended by King James IV in 1501. The oldest surviving part of the building, the northwestern tower, was built in 1529 as a royal apartment for James V and his wife, Mary, Queen of Scots.
The Queen stays in the Holyrood Palace during the Holyrood week, at the beginning of each summer, usually from the end of June to the beginning of July when she carries out a series of official ceremonies.
When the Queen is not in residence, the Palace is open to visitors and is a popular tourist and cultural attraction. Visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the ruins of the Holyrood Abbey, the royal gardens, the oldest part of the palace with Mary's Bed Chamber, connected by a secret stairway to her husband's bedroom and The Queen's Gallery which hosts a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.
Audio tours guide are available in the Holyrood Palace or, alternatively, scripts are available to read the information.
For more information visit the: Holyrood Palace Official WebsiteBack to list
Real Mary King's Close
Location: 2 Warriston's Cl, High St, Edinburgh EH1 1PG, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
A close is a Scottish word for a narrow alleyway or street. Closes are found across Edinburgh’s Old Town running down from the Royal Mile and were named after prominent citizens or the most commonly found business on the street.
Mary King's Close is an old Edinburgh close under buildings in the Old Town. The name of the close is thought to have originated from the property owner and advocate to Mary Queen of Scots, Alexander King whose daughter was also called Mary. Mary King was a textile merchant and a Burgess in 1630’s.
The close was partially demolished, and later being closed to the public for many years became shrouded in myths and urban legends, tales of ghosts and murders. Mary King's Close is now open throughout the year to the public for tours.
The “Real Mary King's Close”, displays a historically accurate example of life in Edinburgh between the 16th and 19th centuries giving tours of the ruins of several underground close remains: Mary King's, Pearson's, Stewart's and Allen's closes.
For more information visit the: Real Mary King's Close Official WebsiteBack to list
Location: E. Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh EH2 2EJ, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scott Monument, the largest monument to a writer in the world, it is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott located in Princes Street Gardens on Princess Street near to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott's Waverley novels.
On the death of Sir Walter Scott in 1832, the city of Edinburgh agrees on designing a monument to the world wide famous Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. The architectural competition was launched in 1836. Two years later George Meikle Kemp was awarded the contract to construct the monument, and construction began in 1840.
The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61.11 m) high, and has a series of viewing platforms reached by a series of narrow spiral staircases from where you can enjoy breath-taking views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. The highest platform is reached by a total of 287 steps.
In total there are 68 figurative statues on the monument, 64 visible from the ground and four placed above the final viewing gallery. There are also 32 unfilled niches at higher level and a total of 93 persons are depicted, plus two dogs and a pig.
For more information visit the: Scott Monument Official WebsiteBack to list
Scottish Parliament Building
Location: Edinburgh EH99 1SP, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scottish Parliament Building is the home of the Scottish Parliament and is located in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh about 0.6 miles (1 km) east of Edinburgh Old Town and it is close to other visitor attractions like Our Dynamic Earth, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Holyrood Park itself.
After the 1997 referendum where Scottish people approved the re-establishment of a directly-elected Scottish Parliament, there was the need of a home for the new born Scottish Parliament. The first elections to the Scottish Parliament were held in 1999 and the same year began the on the building designed by the Spanish Catalan architect Enric Miralles.
The Parliamentary complex is essentially a campus of several buildings, with different architectural styles and a total floor area of 31,000 square metres.
The Scottish Parliament Building was designed with a number of sustainability features in mind. A minimum of 80% of the electricity purchased for the building is required to come from renewable sources, solar panels are used for heating water in the complex and the building employs a computerised management system which senses the temperature in different parts of the Parliament, and automatically opens windows to keep the building cool especially during the summer when, because of the high level of insulation used to keep the building warm during the winter months, there can be potential problem of overheating.
For more information visit the: Scottish Parliament Building Official WebsiteBack to list
St Giles' Cathedral
Location: High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
St Giles' Cathedral, also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh is the historic City Church of Edinburgh and the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh and the Church of Scotland parish church for part of Edinburgh's Old Town.
St Giles' is situated on the historic Royal Mile, halfway between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and it is worldwide famous for its distinctive crown spire, one of the prominent features of the Edinburgh’s skyline.
Founded in the 1120s, St Giles' was the church of John Knox during the Reformation and is often referred to as the 'Mother Church of Presbyterianism'. The present church dates from the late 14th century, when it was rebuilt after suffering a fire, and it was extensively restored in the 19th century.
The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Giles, the patron saint of Edinburgh, but the use of term cathedral has no practical meaning today as St Giles' was only a cathedral in its formal sense for two periods during the 17th century.
Highlights of a visit include some beautiful stained glass windows, an impressive Rieger organ and the famous Thistle Chapel, home of the Knights of the Order of the Thistle, Scotland's great order of chivalry designed by Robert Lorimer for the Order of the Thistle.
For more information visit the: St Giles' Cathedral Official WebsiteBack to list
The Georgian House
Location: 7 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Georgian House is an 18th-century townhouse, now popular tourist attraction with over 40,000 visitors annually, located at No. 7 Charlotte Square in the heart of the historic New Town of Edinburgh.
The Georgian House is part of Robert Adam's masterpiece of urban architecture, Charlotte Square a Square conceived as a paradigm of the Georgian ideal in the centre of Edinburgh, and it is next door to Bute House, the official residence of First Minister.
It was built in 1796 when wealthy citizens who could afford it began to escape from the overcrowded tenements of the Old Town to settle in the fashionable New Town.
The Georgian House, in the early 1970s, has been magnificently restored and furnished by the National Trust for Scotland to show a typical Edinburgh New Town House of the late 18th to early 19th century. The fine collection of period furniture, porcelain, silver and glass reflects the lifestyle and social and economic conditions of the time. Visitors can contrast this site with Gladstone's Land, at the top of the Royal Mile, which provides a glimpse of life in the Old Town in the 17th-century.
For more information visit the: Georgian House Official WebsiteBack to list
Royal Yacht Britannia
Location: Ocean Terminal, Ocean Dr, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Royal Yacht Britannia also known as Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia (HMY Britannia) was home to Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II, and the Royal Family for over 40 years, from 1954 until 1997. During its career the Royal Yacht Britannia sailed more than 1,000,000 miles around the world.
Today the Yacht is permanently berthed at the Ocean Terminal in Leith where has become an award-winning visitor attraction and evening events venue in Edinburgh visited by over 300,000 tourists each year.
Visiting the HMY Britannia you will discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences, learn about the history of Royal Yachts and view displays and historical photographs of Britannia's fascinating past.
You will also enjoy stunning waterfront views and you can visit the magnificent Royal Apartments and Royal Bedrooms and the Sun Lounge - the Queen's favourite room.
For more information visit the: Royal Yacht Britannia Official WebsiteBack to list
Museum of Edinburgh
Location: 142-146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Museum of Edinburgh is a museum that houses a collection relating to the Edinburgh's origins, history and legends. It is located on the Royal Mile, in a 16th-century building called Huntly House and because of that was formerly known as Huntly House Museum.
Visitors can find out about the history of Edinburgh from the earliest times to the present day, discover more about the city, its people, crafts and trades and the beautiful objects they created, learn how the people of Edinburgh have lived over the years. They can visit a network of historic rooms full of iconic objects from Edinburgh’s past like an original copy of the National Covenant signed at Greyfriars Kirk in 1638 and a reconstruction of Field Marshal Earl Haig's headquarters on the Western Front during the Great War.
Inside the Museum of Edinburgh there is also an interactive learning space.
The entrance is free but donations are encouraged and there is no need to book in advance.
For more information visit the: Museum of Edinburgh Official WebsiteBack to list
National Monument of Scotland
Location: Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH1 3BJ, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The National Monument of Scotland is intended to commemorate the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died in the Napoleonic Wars. It is located on Calton Hill, dominating the hill just to the east of Princess Street.
The National Monument of Scotland is inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Construction started in 1826 but, due to the lack of funds, was left unfinished in 1829 leaving just the twelve columns you see today. Because of that it became known locally with various nicknames as “Edinburgh's Disgrace”', Edinburgh's shame", "the Pride and Poverty of Scotland" but it's now a popular landmark among tourists. Plans since to complete the building never really get much support for reasons of either cost or lack of local enthusiasm.
Scottish National Gallery
Location: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scottish National Gallery is part of the National Galleries of Scotland with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
It is the national art gallery of Scotland and one of Edinburgh’s top free visitor attractions. It houses Scotland’s national collection of fine art, including Scottish and international art, from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The Scottish National Gallery is worldwide recognised as one of the best collections of fine art in the world.
It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, in a neoclassical building designed by Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859. Additional basement galleries were constructed in 1970 and a new underground space known as the Gardens Entrance was opened in 2004. This space provides a new access from Princes Street Gardens and contains a lecture theatre, education area, shop, restaurant and an interactive gallery.
Key works of art displayed at the National Gallery include masterpieces from Raphael, Velázquez and Vermeer to Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. The most comprehensive part of the collection covers the history of Scottish painting with all the major names, including Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie and McTaggart, represented.
The admission to the Scottish National Gallery is free but a charge may be made for special exhibitions.
For more information visit the: Scottish National Gallery Official WebsiteBack to list
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Location: 75 Belford Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3DR, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is part of the National Galleries of Scotland with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Scottish National Gallery and houses the national collection of modern and contemporary art dating from about 1900 to the present day.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located on Belford Road, in a beautiful parkland close to the Waters of Leith in the west of Edinburgh city centre and comprises two buildings which face each other: Modern One and Modern Two.
The first Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art opened in 1960 in Inverleith House and in 1984 the National Gallery moved to Belford Road.
The collection at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art includs works by Matisse, Picasso, Vuillard and Dix, as well as a superb selection of paintings by Scottish artists such as Peploe, Fergusson, Gillies and Redpath. Also on display are postwar works by Bacon, Freud, Davie, Hockney and Leger and more recent pieces by Turner prize winning artists Richard Wright and Martin Creed, alongside Karla Black, Douglas Gordon and Tracey Emin.
For more information visit the: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Official WebsiteBack to list
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Location: 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is part of the National Galleries of Scotland with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery.
It holds the national collections of portraits and the Scottish National Photography Collection.
The Gallery is located on Queen Street in Edinburgh New Town and housed in its red sandstone Gothic revival building, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson as a shrine for Scotland’s heroes and heroines. It opened to the public in 1889 making the Edinburgh gallery the first in the world to be specially built as a portrait gallery. An elaborate Arts and Crafts decorative scheme, with murals and sculptural embellishment, makes it a very special visitor experience.
Following a refurbishment, completed in December 2011, the Gallery offers 17 new displays that explore different aspects of the story of Scotland and her people.
The Portrait Gallery’s collection is an exceptional national resource of some 3,000 paintings and sculptures, 25,000 prints and drawings, and 38,000 photographs.
For more information visit the: Scottish National Portrait Gallery Official WebsiteBack to list
Location: Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Arthur's Seat is one of the seven hills of Edinburgh and the main mountain in Edinburgh with the hill rising to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft). Arthur's Seat is the largest of the three parts of an extinct volcano system: Arthur's Seat Volcano, the other two parts are Calton Hill and the Castle Rock upon which sits Edinburgh Castle.
It is situated to the east of the city centre, about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of the middle of Princess Street.
Arthur’s Seat is relatively easy to climb, and is popular for hillwalking. Once climbed you can enjoy excellent panoramic views of the city and beyond, the best views are to the west to Edinburgh Castle, Old Town and the New Town. It can be climbed from almost any direction but the easiest and most direct route is from the east, approach the summit along one of the two paths starting above Dunsapie Loch.
Arthur’s Seat is also a rock climbing venue with rock climbing restricted to the South Quarry.
Location: Queen's Dr, Edinburgh EH8 8HG, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Holyrood Park, often called also the Queen's Park or King's Park is a 640-acre royal park adjacent to Holyrood Palace, the royal residence in Edinburgh, and is located at about one mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle and in a few minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Old Town.
It has an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, basalt cliffs, and patches of gorse, providing a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape within a five-mile radius of land and has probably been a Royal Park since the 12th century and is now the responsibility of government cultural agency Historic Scotland.
The parks highest point is Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano that sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city and the site of one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago.
Within the park there are three lochs; St Margaret's Loch, Dunsapie Loch, and Duddingston Loch, you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel - a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of 150-foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline.
For more information visit the: Holyrood Park Official WebsiteBack to list
Princes Street Gardens
Location: Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2HG, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Princes Street Gardens is a public park between the Old and New Towns in the centre of Edinburgh. The gardens run along the south side of Princes Street and are divided by The Mound between East Princes Street Gardens and West Princes Street Gardens. East Princes Gardens extend from The Mound to Waverley Bridge covering an area of 8.5 acres. West Princes Street Gardens are larger, covering an area of 29 acres, extend form the Mound to the adjacent churches of St. John's and St. Cuthbert's and are divided into two parts by the railway that was extended through the back of the gardens in 1846.
Within the gardens, there are numerous statues and monuments. The most important are, the Scott Monument, built in 1844 to honour Sir Walter Scott, the Royal Scots Memorial, the Ross Fountain and the Ross Bandstand, which hosts various concerts and other events during the Festival and Hogmanay celebrations, including the worldwide famous Festival Fireworks.
Every year, during Christmas time, the East Gardens are transformed into 'Winter Wonderland' with a variety of amusement park rides, the Christmas Market, the ice rink and the 33 metre (108 feet) high Ferris wheel, often called 'The Edinburgh Eye'.
For more information visit the: Princes Street Gardens Official WebsiteBack to list
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Location: Arboretum Place, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, also known as RBGE today occupies four sites across Scotland: Edinburgh, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore.
The Edinburgh Botanic Garden is the second oldest botanic garden in Britain after Oxford's. It was founded in 1670 at St. Anne's Yard, near Holyrood Palace, and moved different times until the early 1820s when the garden moved to its present location adjacent to Inverleith Row.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is located just one mile away from the city centre and offers visitors peace and tranquillity amongst 72 acres of stunning scenery and beautifully landscaped grounds capturing the imagination of everyone who visits the Garden: from the knowledgeable gardener to the curious sightseer.
Visitors can enjoy the serenity of the Chinese Hillside, the largest collection of wild-origin Chinese plants outside China, visit the Garden's 10 magnificent Glasshouses each with a different climatic zone and home to over 3,000 exotic plants from around the world including a 200-year-old palm tree, explore the Herbarium, a world-leading botanical collection, housing in excess of 3 million specimens, explore the world-famous Rock Garden or the Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden opened in 2006.
Garden entry FREE with a charge for Glasshouses.
For more information visit the: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Official WebsiteBack to list
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Location: 549 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a tourist attraction in the Edinburgh Old Town. it is located on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile next to Edinburgh Castle, at the Outlook Tower that, with its six floors of interactive exhibitions, makes it the oldest purpose built attraction in Edinburgh, and one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.
Founded in 1835 as Short's Popular Observatory and housed in a wooden and stone building next to the National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill, moved to Castelhill and in 1892 was renamed it the "Outlook Tower".
The main attractions, the Camera Obscura, is hosted on the top floor from where it is possible to see an amazing live moving panorama of Edinburgh, as a virtual tour of the city for visitors.
Other attractions include the rooftop terrace with its 360° panoramas of Edinburgh and high-power telescopes and binoculars.
The floors underneath the Camera Obscura hold the "World of Illusions", which offers interactive exhibits demonstrating aspects of optical illusions, light, colour. The main attractions are the BEWILDERWORLD with a Mirror Maze and a vortex tunnel and the puzzling zone.
For more information visit the: Camera Obscura Official WebsiteBack to list
Location: 134 b Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Edinburgh Zoo, formerly the Scottish National Zoological Park, is zoological park in Edinburgh that receives over 600,000 visitors a year, making it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle.
Opened in 1913, the Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and it is located on the south facing slopes of Corstorphine Hill, in an area of 82-acre (33 ha), from which it provides extensive views of the city.
Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals from around the world, among the others it is home to the only two giant pandas in the UK Tian Tian and Yang Guang, to the only koalas in the UK and it was the first zoo in the world to house and to breed penguins. Other attractions are the new Meerkat plaza, state-of-art chimpanzee enclosure, Budongo Trail, the world famous Penguin Parade. There are also numerous play areas for children, restaurants and a gift shop.
For more information visit the: Edinburgh Zoo Official WebsiteBack to list
Location: Princes Street, Edinburgh, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Princes Street is the main shopping street in Edinburgh. It is located on the southernmost end of Edinburgh’s New Town and it extends for around 1 mile (1.6 km) having his east end at the junction with North Bridge and his west end at the junction with Lothian Road. The street is mostly closed to private cars, with public transport given priority and has virtually no buildings on the south side, allowing panoramic views of the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, and the valley between.
Princes Street is named after King George's two eldest sons, the Prince George, Duke of Rothesay and the Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany and its building began around 1770 when it was decided to create the Edinburgh’s New Town.
Along Princes Street are located several UK high street brands such as H&M, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Topman and Topshop and hmv.
The street is the most important hub for public transport in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh’s main railway station, Edinburgh Waverley, is located at the east end of Princes Street. The Princes Street tram stop is located half way between the east and the west end of the street and most of the buses have a stop in Princes Street.
On the south side of the street, among the others, there are the Princes Street Gardens, the Scott Monument and the St John’s Episcopal Church.
Our Dynamic Earth
Location: 112-116 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
Dynamic Earth is a visitor attraction and a conference venue located in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh, beside the Scottish Parliament building and at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags of Arthur's Seat. The centre opened in 1999 is hosted in a particular building which a structure consisting of a steel mast-supported membrane stretched over a steel skeleton.
The principal focus of Dynamic Earth is to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth with a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years to witness the story of planet Earth.
Visitors will learn theories on how the Earth was formed, having a chance to understand the effect of plate tectonics, the Big Bang, abiogenesis and glaciation. They will embark on 4DVENTURE on an epic journey of contrasts.
For more information visit the: Our Dynamic Earth Official WebsiteBack to list
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Location: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE, easy to reach from the Cowgate Tourist Hostel Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience is a whisky visitor attraction located on Castlehill, at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, in the Old Town of Edinburgh, close to the Edinburgh Castle.
The centre offers tours and whisky tutoring sessions, alongside a shop, corporate spaces and Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar.
It was opened in 1988 as The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, a permanent attraction based on the history and development of Scotch Whisky and changed his name to The Scotch Whisky Experience in 2006. In 2008, the The Scotch Whisky Experience became home to the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, featuring 3,384 bottles.
Visitors can take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before discovering the secrets of the Whisky regions and finally, choose the perfect 'dram', and taste it.
For more information visit the: Scotch Whisky Experience Official WebsiteBack to list