Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is the UK’s second most visited tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why. Home of Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland, the Queen’s Scottish residence, art, education, culture and more, it’s an incredible place to discover.
Your expert guide will focus on Edinburgh’s Old Town, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its Medieval street plan and Reformation-style buildings, you will feel like you’ve stepped into the past and will be hanging on your tour guide's every word. Hear stories from the real places they happened, about Mary Queen of Scots, David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns, and their parts in life, culture, crime and politics. A side of the capital you’ve never seen before will be unfolded for you.
You’ll then skip the queue and go straight into Edinburgh Castle, a fortress and royal palace. Explore vaults, halls, chapels and more inside, with armour, crowns and magic stones on display. See exhibits worked tirelessly on by volunteers, like the recreation of Queen Mary’s embroideries from her time in England. A completely unique experience awaits you inside.
Need somewhere to stop off and eat? Eat in the strong walls of the Castle with the Redcoat Cafe, Red Truck and an Ice Cream Van to finish the day.
You can find out more about Edinburgh Castle here.