3 Things to See in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh. Photo by Jörg Angeli on Unsplash

Edinburgh is a wonderful city in Scotland that has incredible history and architecture. It has as much to offer in winter as it does in summer, and here are three things you must see on a trip to Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle is a mostly intact medieval castle that was the stronghold of the Kingdom of Scotland for many centuries. Built into the natural rock that sits at the top of the Royal Mile, it is full of fascinating history. Afterward, you can walk down the Royal Mile, which is an equally historically rich walk down the streets of Edinburgh that culminates at one of the royal residences, Holyrood Palace.  

Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat is an ancient volcano that is only a short walk from the center of Edinburgh. It climbs 823 feet (251 meters) and offers amazing views of the city. It has also featured in many films, including Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is open all year round and is one of the UK’s best-loved zoos. It has been the only place to see Giant Pandas in the UK for the past twelve years, and although they are returning to China at the end of 2023, the zoo has hundreds of other animals to see including lions, bears, and even a Scottish Wildcat.