In case you are keen to explore the city a little bit more, we recommend the following activities.
- For unique views over the city we recommend walks to Arthur's seat, the Edinburgh Castle, and Calton hill.
- We also highly recommend visiting the Water of Leith walkway path that passes through the attractive Dean Village and ends in the docks at Leith.
- The best street food in Edinburgh can be found every Sunday at the Stockbridge Market (10am to 5pm) which is only a 30 minute walk away from Edinburgh old town.
We recommend booking tickets for these tours in advance.
Harry Potter fans:
On this free Tour of Harry Potter you will discover the relationship between the city and the author, the facts and locations that inspired JK Rowling to write her books and the places where she actually wrote them.
Enjoy a guided tour, plus a nosing and tasting of a Scotch whisky or a soft drink, in The World's Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky.
Literature and Beer advocates:
According to the two main protagonists of The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, the pubs of the Old Town, reeking of good beer and lively banter, were once the favourites of Scotland's most famous writers. So if you thought that the great Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and the like spent their evenings in the posh drawing rooms of Edinburgh high society, think again! These towering literary figures seem to be happier mixing with the common people who filled the dark pubs of the Old town.
Museums and Galleries (free admission)
Daytrips for those who plan to stay longer
- For hikers and those who want to explore Scotland's nature, we recommend a daytrip to the Pentland Hills Regional Park.
- The coastline may be explored by daytrips to Portobello beach, Cramond village, and North Berwick which is a little bit farer away from Edinburgh city but worth a visit and easily reachable by train.