Start your day with a visit to the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Take in the stunning views of the city from atop the castle walls. Afterward, explore the Royal Mile, a stretch of cobbled streets lined with shops and cafes. Stop at St. Giles’ Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Scotland, and admire its stunning architecture. In the afternoon, wander around Princes Street Gardens and take in the beautiful views. In the evening, enjoy a whisky tasting experience at one of Edinburgh’s many whisky bars.
On your second day in Edinburgh, head to Arthur’s Seat for stunning views of the city. Then, explore the National Museum of Scotland and learn about Scotland’s rich history. In the afternoon, take a stroll around Calton Hill and visit some of its monuments, such as Nelson’s Monument and Dugald Stewart Monument. Afterwards, enjoy some delicious local cuisine at one of Edinburgh’s many restaurants. End your night with a visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience for an interactive tour of Scotland’s whisky-making process.
• The Dogs: Enjoy traditional British pub food like fish and chips or bangers and mash.
• The Kitchin: Sample some delicious Scottish seafood dishes like smoked haddock risotto or seared scallops.
• Oink: Try some delicious hog roast sandwiches or succulent pulled pork burgers.
WHERE TO STAY:
Stay at The Balmoral Hotel for unbeatable views of Edinburgh Castle and easy access to all of the city’s attractions. This luxurious 5-star hotel offers spacious rooms with modern amenities and is conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.