The Edinburgh Dungeon invites you to delve into the capital’s most blood-curdling history - a frightful experience.
Unique 3D Lochness experience.☎ 01312252290
Our Dynamic Earth
Science centre telling the story of planet earth.☎ 01315507800Recommended by Kerry Kirkwood, Edinburgh
Camera Obscura And World Of Illusions
A fun and unique way of seeing Edinburgh.☎ 01312263709
The Imagination Workshop
Arts and crafts for everyone.☎ 01314660148
Magical visitor attraction.☎ 01312259846
Palace Of Holyrood House
Visit the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen.
Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour
We believe in supporting our local communities and are committed to giving a voice to self-employed guides living in Edinburgh.
Visit the Georgian House to experience the elegance of 18th-century living in Edinburgh’s New Town.
|7 Charlotte Square|
City Of The Dead Tours
The World Famous Edinburgh Ghost & Underground Tours.
|Black Hart Entertainment|
20 Gardner’s Crescent
The Vaults remain untouched since they were abandoned in the early nineteenth century but beware,they are empty but not unoccupied.
The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott.
Holyrood Abbey FREE
The ruined nave of the 12th and 13th century abbey church.
The house of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes showcases high-rise living, 17th-century style.
The Cadies And Witchery Tours
The award-winning Cadies & Witchery Tours invite you to join our fearless phantoms for a suspenseful and mirth-filled tour.
Recommended by Larry Holden, Manchester“Great fun, a different perspective on Edinburgh”
|84 Victoria Street|
Mary King's Close
The Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a series of rooms and streets frozen in time.
|2, Warriston's Close|
Open top bus tours, relax and see all the sights - great for all the family.
The Ceramic Experience
Paint your own pottery experience.☎ 01315544455
Great family day out.☎ 01313349171
Scotland's national rugby stadium.☎ 01313465000
Edinburgh Butterfly And Insect World
Great family day out.☎ 01316634932
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Stunning visitor attraction.☎ 01315527171
Dalkieth Country Estate
500 acre of stunning woodland. Complete with adventure playground, cafe and vast array of wildlife.☎ 01316541666
Contemporary Sculpture Garden.☎ 01506889900Recommended by Penny Ailsworth, Newcastle
When you step inside Lauriston Castle, you see it just as it was in 1926, when it was left to the nation by the last private owner.
|2 Cramond Road South|
Inveresk Lodge Garden
Tucked away behind stone walls in the charming village of Inveresk, this delightful hillside garden offers an oasis of calm.
|24 Inveresk Village|
Edinburgh & The Lothians
Trinity House FREE
Trinity House is the home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters, an organisation dating back to the 14th century.
This is an immaculately maintained plantsman's garden and full of interest throughout the season.
This hidden treasure is a three-acre walled garden surrounded by six acres of woodland, found just outside Balerno.
St Bridget's Kirk, Dalgety FREE
The shell of a medieval church, much altered in the 17th century for Protestant worship.
|On the shores of the Forth, 2m south west of Aberdour|
Preston Market Cross FREE
The only surviving example of a market cross of its type on its original site.
|0.5m south of Prestonpans off the Coast Road|
St Triduana's Chapel, Restalrig Collegiate Church FREE
The lower part of a chapel built by James III, housing the shrine of St Triduana, a Pictish saint.
|Off Restalrig Road South, on the east side of Edinburgh.|
Ormiston Market Cross FREE
Symbol of the right of the inhabitants to hold a market, this is a fine free-standing 15th-century cross on a modern base.
|In the village of Ormiston, 2m S of Tranent off the A1.|
Maid Of The Forth
Sightseeing boat trips.☎ 01313315000
Inchcolm Island is by far the most beautiful of all of the island in the Firth of Forth.
Recommended by James Alton, Dundee
|Depart from Hawes Pier|
Discover 300 years of Scottish history through this magnificent and carefully conserved neo-Palladian villa.
Built as the lordly residence of the Crichtons and later home to the Earls of Bothwell. Stunning 16th century courtyard façade.
|located 4km south west of Pathhead off the A68|
Castlelaw Hill Fort FREE
An Iron Age hill fort with a souterrain built in one of the ditches.
|On Castle Knowe, about 1m north west of Glencorse|
A well preserved medieval castle, Craigmillar has a tower house, courtyard and gardens.
|Craigmillar Castle Road|
Corstorphine Dovecot FREE
A large circular ‘beehive’ dovecot in a good state of preservation with nesting boxes complete.
Dere Street Roman Road FREE
A good stretch of the Roman road running from Corbridge beside Hadrian’s Wall to Cramond on the Firth of Forth.
|Beside Soutra Aisle, just off the A68 on the B6368|
Gorgie City Farm FREE
Gorgie City Farm has been a much-loved part of the local community in Edinburgh for the past 30 years.☎ 01313374202Recommended by Rose Macdonald, Edinburgh
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the world's most famous ships - and a great visitor attraction.
The Museum Of Edinburgh FREE
The Museum of Edinburgh is the City’s treasure box - a maze of historic rooms crammed full of iconic objects from Capital’s past.
The People's Story Museum FREE
The People’s Story explores the lives of Edinburgh’s ordinary people at work and play from the late 18th century to today.Recommended by Heather Mason, Glasgow
Museum Of Childhood FREE
The Museum of Childhood is a fun day out for the whole family. Young people can learn about the children of the past.
Museum On The Mound FREE
Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more.Recommended by Bill Dowell, USA
St Cecilias Hall Museum Of Instruments FREE
On display are some 50 of the world's most important and best-preserved early keyboard instruments.
Reid Concert Hall Museum Of Instruments FREE
On display are nearly 1000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe and more.
National War Museum
Investigate the story of Scotland at war within the historic setting of Edinburgh Castle, accounts of battles lost and won.
National Museum Of Scotland FREE
Explore the natural world,world cultures,art and design,science and technology and Scottish history.☎ 03001236789Recommended by Kerry Kirkwood, Edinburgh“'I feel like I travel through time :)'”
Prestongrange Museum FREE
Prestongrange is a family friendly site, with a dedicated play area located in the Visitor Centre and entertaining trailsheets.
National Mining Museum Scotland
National coal mining museum for Scotland and cares for the Lady Victoria Colliery and the national coal mining collections.
|Lady Victoria Colliery|
Holyrood Park FREE
Holyrood Park is a unique historic landscape in the heart of the city.
Dalkeith Country Estate
Only 5 miles from Edinburgh city centre, Dalkeith Country Estate is your great centre for a fun family day out.
Beeslack Wood FREE
Beeslack Wood is situated within the town of Penicuik, Mid Lothian, off the A701 trunk road.
Fisherrow West FREE
Fisherrow sands is a large sandy bay situated in Musselburgh, a few miles east of Edinburgh.
A sandy beach close to Edinburgh.
Scottish National Gallery FREE
The Scottish National Gallery is in the heart of Edinburgh and houses one of the best collections of fine art in the world.Recommended by Wendy Stachoviak, Missouri
Scottish National Portrait Gallery FREE
Come face to face with Scotland, past and present, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art FREE
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must-see venue for modern and contemporary art and is home to fantastic sculpture.
Modern 18 lane bowling alley.
World Of Bowling
12 lane state of the art bowling alley.☎ 01314430404
One of Scotland's oldest independent cinemas.
Odeon Edinburgh Lothian Road
Multi-screen cinema.☎ 03330144501
Independent Cinema.☎ 01312282688
Vue Cinema Edinburgh Omni Centre
|Omni Leisure Building Greenside Place|
1/11 Leith Street
Modern multi-screen cinema complex.☎ 03303334444
Odeon Edinburgh West
Multi-screen cinema (Odeon Luxe).☎ 03330144501
Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
Multi-screen cinema.☎ 03330144501
Vue Cinema Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
Multi-screen cinema.☎ 03453084620
Edinburgh Playhouse Hairspray
The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray is back on the road.
The Royal Lyceum Theatre
Historic city centre theatre.
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Following the continued success of BBC One's ratings-winning Strictly Come Dancing, Craig Revel Horwood's brand new show.
Edinburgh Playhouse The Lion King
Celebrating its 14th year at London’s Lyceum Theatre and now on its first tour of the UK and Ireland.
The best live music, comedy and theatre.☎ 01315566550
Landmark venue that embraces all musical genres.
The Picture House
Electic live music venue.☎ 01312212280
The Queen's Hall
900-capacity music venue.
Much loved comedy club.☎ 01315587272
Indoor contemporary golf centre.☎ 01312283894
State of the art health and fitness club.☎ 01312258384
Great value health and fitness centre.☎ 08450773256
Health and Fitness club.☎ 01315501650
Royal Commonwealth Pool
We're proud to offer a wide range of modern health and fitness activities for all the family in our fantastic refurbished venue.
Newbattle Swimming Pool
25m swimming pool, 8m toddler pool, Sauna, High and spring diving boards.
Tennis, health and fitness club.☎ 01313162300
Edinburgh Leisure Sailing And Watersports
Opportunities to kayak, powerboat, sail and much more.☎ 01313313330
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Midlothian Snowsports Centre offers all the fun and adrenaline you'd expect from Britain's biggest artificial slope.
Murrayfield Ice Rink
Ice skating venue.☎ 01313376933
Tower Farm Riding Stables
Lessons available for adults and children.☎ 01316643375
Indoor climbing centre.☎ 01315527211
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Climbing fun for all ages.☎ 01313336333
The original and best laserquest experience.☎ 01313461919