Edinburgh is best for...
History buffs: As a former battleground, Edinburgh’s history is both fascinating and dark. Explore its UNESCO-listed Old Town or walk uphill to Edinburgh Castle which rests high above the city. And if that’s not enough history for one day, admire the monumental scale of St Giles’ Cathedral, before heading underground to Real Mary Kings Close, an historic street which lies beneath the city.
Festival lovers: With a calendar full of events, there’s always something going on in this fun-loving city. Edinburgh International Festival hosts a series of performances from well-known acts, while the Fringe Festival showcases up-and-coming comedians, playwrights and musicians. There are also events celebrating all things science, art and jazz, not to mention Hogmanay, its iconic New Year’s street party.
Outdoorsy types: This incredible city is surrounded by rolling hills with plenty of vantage points offering amazing views of the highlands. The extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat rises for 251 metres, and is one of Edinburgh’s most famous hiking spots.