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What to do in a city break in Edinburgh

City Break, Edinburgh, Scotland, Lone Piper

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and it is worth visiting even a weekend. With a slight medieval air and keeping the charm of the old city, Edinburgh offers you a variety of cultural activities and entertainment. Here's what you can do in a city break in Edinburgh.


Visit Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is by far the most important tourist attraction in the city. High in Castle Rock, former volcano, the castle offers views over the city that you cannot enjoy in any place.


National Gallery of Scotland

Once in Edinburgh, you cannot miss the National Gallery of Scotland, especially if you're passionate about the arts. Here you will find the largest collection of European painting and sculpture in Scotland.


Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanical Garden welcomes you with an exhibit of plants, a tropical greenhouse with exotic plants, a garden with heather, hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas and many other special species of plants.


Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura is where you can discover Edinburgh's history in 3D and is the place where you can have fun with some optical illusions. Camera Obscura is in a tower in the eighteenth century.


Holyrood and the volcano

Holyrood area is another attraction you should not miss it if you go in Edinburgh. The main attraction is the new Scottish Parliament building and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Once you have done visiting these two objectives you can easily reach extinct volcano in the shape of a camel. Is called Arthur's Seat, and the view is superb.


Shopping in Edinburgh

Besides checking if you're thinking about doing sightseeing and shopping in Edinburgh, we recommend you reach Princes Street, the main shopping street in town.


Where you eat

In Edinburgh you can find restaurants focusing on traditional dishes, but also on the food and international cuisine. Restaurant Martin Wishart, L'Escargot Bleu and Urban Angel are just some of the places where you can eat well.