Tours to Edinburgh
Auld Reekie, Edina, Athens of the North and Other Eye of Britain were the people of Scotland. Since the Bronze Age Edinburgh has been inhabited and can be traced to the first settlement in the area, most probably on the rocks of the castles. These are only a few areas which belong to the rich heritage of Edinburgh.
Our shopping stretches from the best luxury names in the world until local independent talent is found. Their food is very deliciously delicious, whether it is Michelin-starred or pop-up street food markets with distinguished chefs. Twelve festivals in twelve months, which attract artists, audiences and media from every continent and over 70 countries are thousands of designated festivals in Edinburgh.
Below are only a few of the best annual events in Edinburgh. It’s true that Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, that is right, home to lively festivals, and the seat of Scottish power, but something about the cold cuddles, the rocky stones and the sumptuous castle makes Edinburgh still feel like a haunted fortification on the heart of an enthralling mountain. Tourists plunge into towering bridges, they fall traitorously down steep steps and feel the wind whistling nose and cheeks like standing on the hills. Locals protect their town fiercely as if guarding hidden treasure. Look hard enough, and there are the secrets of the city, its shops, its hip restaurants, its delightful walks and cosy joints of whiskey. There is a discovery to be made around every corner and a year old calendar of exciting festivals and events for every taste and age from major galleries to museums, theatre, comedy and music. In some of Britain’s best-loved productions, Edinburgh has played a leading role as an outstanding cinema. The city of Scotland is used to playing a leading role on the big screen as it is worldwide from blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War and Trainspotting and Sunshine in Leith.
It is a city with a fantastic position and not just one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Everywhere the view falls green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the structure, the red cliffs. It is a town that calls you to explore on foot, and you can get away from the main streets by taking narrow alleys, passages, steps and hidden buildings. The beauty of Edinburgh is stunning and unforgettable, but the city isn’t a beautiful face. Look closer, and you’ll find a lot more to discover.
Edinburgh Chateau is situated on an extinct volcano and overlooks the skyline of the city and Scotland’s favourite tourist resort is the building from the 16th century. Months before you book to watch the famous Scottish military tattoo and fireworks, pipes and dancing in the castle. Edinburgh Castle is a historical fortress that from its location on the Rock Castle dominates the skyline of Edinburgh City, Scotland. Although few of the current buildings date back to the 16th century since the reign of David I in the 12th century there has been a castle with proofs that human occupation has been taking place since the 2nd century AD. A visit to the castle of Edinburgh offers you a breathtaking view over the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. Edinburgh Gallery is divided between two impressive neo-classical buildings, which are located 500 m west of Dean Village surrounded by landscaped ground.
From the 15th century when Barbers added bloodletting, amputations, and other surgical procedures to their income, to this day, the History of Surgery Museum looks through operation in Scotland. Holyroodhouse Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family in Scotland but is better known as the home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots in the 16th century. Three fascinating museums were originally founded as collections for teaching, housed in the Grand Ionic Temple designed by William Playfair in 1832. From the 15th century, when barbers complemented blood lets, amputations and other surgical procedures to their incomes. Here in Edinburgh, you can also join an extraordinary tour. Just look at the dark side of Edinburgh, with stories about witchcraft, plague and torture on this Edinburgh Murder and Mystery Walking Tour. Visit the scenes of many awful tortures, murders and supernatural events while walking along eerie alleys of a twinkling Old Town courtyard. Your ghostly guide mixes history with humour and fables while “smokers” offer you a ghastly appearance.
We are here to take you to the journey of your life in Edinburgh. Edinburgh continually surprises, enjoys and inspires from the rich – sometimes hidden – history that surrounds every step of your journey to the rich, lush green spaces peppered in the city centre. Join us and discover why there is no place in the world like the capital of Scotland.
Things to do in Edinburgh
Over the years, most of the Old Town structures have remained in their original shape. In this part of the city, there are many charming medieval relics. On the other hand, the streets of the New Town run by orderly Georgian terraces. The overall urban landscape is a blend of old buildings and modern architecture, giving the city a unique character. The Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. It is not surprising that Edinburgh is recognized as one of the world’s most vibrant, beautiful and interesting cities. Culture and Events Home of so many fantastic cultural attractions. Edinburgh, the world’s first city to be named the UNESCO City of Literature, offers so many opportunities to take a day immersed in one of the city’s most popular tours and in its rich literary heritage. Edinburgh never falls short of interesting tourist voyages with year-round festivals, a bustling nightlife and an entertaining arts scene.
Although Leslie Hunter presents a spectacular collection of paintings by popular Scottish Colourists, the gallery is also the base for a walk through the Water of Leith along an impressive trail of sculptures by Antony Gormley–a sculpture that looks like South France in his Reflections, Balloch. The church was named after the patron saint of the crypts and the beggars, St Giles Cathedral, which had been properly named the High Cirque in Edinburgh (the Bishop’s See only) from 1633 to 1638 and 1661 to 1689. There’s little splendour in the inner part of the building but rich in history: the Norman-style church was built here in 1126 and destroyed in 1385 by the English invaders. Scottish National Museum, wide, elegant Chambers St is dominated by the long façade of the building. The extensive collections of these buildings are spread over two, one modern and the other Victorian–one of the most distinctive features of the town is the golden stone and striking modern architecture of the new building, which opened in 1998. On the five floors of the museum, many imaginative and exciting exhibits traced the history of Scotland from its geological beginnings to the 1990s.
Royal Botanical Garden is Edinburgh’s second largest botanical institution of its kind in the UK and one of the world’s most respected. The 70 magnificent landscaped acres, founded close to Holyrood in 1670 and now housed in 1823, comprise magnificent Victorian glasshouses colourful rhododendron and azalea swathes, and an internationally renowned rock garden. The Surgeon Hall Museum is housed in a large ionic temple designed in 1832 by William Playfair and was originally established as teaching collections for these three intriguing museum buildings.