Every corner of Edinburgh has its own story or legend waiting to be untold. With a distinctive and unique skyline that follows closely with that of Venice and makes for fantastic photographs, this place is the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Known to be the ‘Athens of the North’, it is a great base from which you can explore the rest of Scotland. Enriched in its own culture, Edinburgh continues to draw crowds of vacation goers and backpackers from around the globe.
A town intimately entwined with its landscapes, with many buildings and monuments perched atop crags and overshadowed by cliffs, it holds an abundance of sights.
A remarkable fortress and former royal residence, this oldest building not only offers historical interest but also offers a splendid panoramic view that surrounds the city. A rich mix of architectural style reflects the Castle’s complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of kings. Towering at the edge of the city’s cobblestone streets, this majestic landmark is well worth a visit.
The Museum of Scotland
Talked about since 1780, The Museum of Scotland is most striking with exterior walls of sandstone which is quarried in Elgin. Get to know more about Scotland through the many galleries and displays which provide information from beginning to the present day. Wander through the halls and wonder at the fossils, artifacts and ancient jewelery. So much to see and admire, don’t forget to photograph some of the majestic views when you are on the rooftop. Admission is absolutely free!
Known as the Lion’s head, it is the highest of a series of peaks which takes in the form of a crouched lion. The only way to reach the top of the Arthur’s seat, an extinct volcano that erupted around 340 millions ago, is by hiking, so make sure you are packed with comfortable stuff and great shoes for the journey.