Edinburgh is great for a short break; with so much to see and do, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle sits on its own volcanic rock at the top of the Royal Mile and is a mighty fortification and favoured residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Listen out at 1 pm as the 'one o'clock gun' is fired almost daily.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park is always a great place for a stroll. The park is adjacent to the new Scottish Parliament and the popular visitor attraction Dynamic Earth, both of which are located at the bottom of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Edinburgh Zoo

Located in a fantastic parkland setting, just a few miles west of the city centre, the zoo is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, letting you get up close and personal with over 1000 different animal species.

Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to the British Royal Family for over forty years. Step on board this magnificent ship to experience a floating palace, discovering the heart and soul of a very special royal residence.

Holyrood House

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is The Queen’s official residence in Scotland. It stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat and is closely associated with Scotland’s rich history.

Where to Stay

Dalhousie Castle

Borthwick Castle

Melville Castle

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles

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