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Things to Do in Edinburgh

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  • David C
    Williamsburg, VA38 contributions
    I thought this was going to be a walk. Instead it was a climb. Muddy, slippery, at times a little scary or challenging, but well worth the hike. Tremendous views of Edinburgh and the countryside.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • 273drew
    Holywood, UK2 contributions
    Totally worth the visit. Beautifully presented with attentive staff. The audio guide was excellent - factual but also with some humour. Would highly recommend this well priced excursion. Tea room service and food were exceptional.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Traveller1999
    Durham, UK298 contributions
    So big and so much to see. Caters for all tastes from toddlers to experts. If you want serious stuff it's there, if you want to play games they're there. One thing I did'not understand was why certain activities were made unavailable seemingly because they were too popular. That sounds very contrary.

    To see everything takes hours and the roof garden makes a welcome escape to catch your breath and take in the sunshine (?) for a while. The views are good too.

    The one downside was the extortionate prices charged for no more than ordinary sandwiches in the cafes. Definitely overpriced and not worth the money, but they have a captive audience. Take your own drinks and snacks.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Bluesblonde
    Pittsburgh, PA17 contributions
    We were afforded many advantages using the Hop On and Hop Off Tour. We went at our own pace. We based our siteseeing around rain drops. The bus guide was informative. Gave advice on what to see.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Marina S
    Vancouver, Canada16 contributions
    Beautiful ancient castle with a lot of awesome views, paths, small interesting museums. We loved it.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Ben R
    1 contribution
    Very good experience, lots of fun and very friendly staff always wanting to help. Would definetly recommend to everyone
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Bluesblonde
    Pittsburgh, PA17 contributions
    It was beginning to rain. We were advised to visit the Queen's Palace. The grounds and guides were interesting. Beautiful place to visit. A step back in time.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Marina S
    Vancouver, Canada16 contributions
    4 streets which named Royal mile - must see in Edinburgh together with Edinburgh castle. Great place to walk, view beautiful churches and houses, shop, drink and it. It is also plenty of interesting museums.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • chelly m
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates75 contributions
    We LOVED it. You get the full experience. You learn the history of whisky and how it is produced in a very Disney style. The Guide is educational and you can see he knows what he’s talking about it. For the tasting, it’s best to take the Gold option, which gives you 4 additional tasting. We wanted to book the option with food pairing, but we were leaving the next time. This is a must go.
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • buggzee
    Epsom, UK132 contributions
    Very near to our hotel, a climb up Calton Hill was an opportunity not to be missed. At the top, you were spoilt for choice as to which view you liked best. The gorse-covered hills beyond Holyrood Palace, the dramatic sky over Edinburgh Castle and the distant view of the Firth of Forth. Spectacular.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • 1TraveltheWorld
    Alice Springs, Australia11,760 contributions
    What can we say except, WOW!

    We have watched the show many times over the years but it is lame in comparison to the real thing.

    The ambiance, the volume, the audience participation...everything.

    We were here during the Edinburgh festival, so the streets were full but the lines to the concert which holds 8000 seats, moves extremely quickly with the help of the many police and military personel.

    We were lucky enough to have great weather throughout the show.

    Fireworks at the end of the show help make this one of the most memorable experiences you will have in a lifetime.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • BarbaraRiekwel
    Coatbridge, UK451 contributions
    Really enjoyed this wee island. We booked the boattrip including 11/2 hour stop on the island. The weather was nice and we had brought some lunch which we enjoyed on the bay/beach next to the abbey. The abbey itself is still closed, which we knew, but you can still see plenty and get a good view from the top of the island. Nice walk up to the top and wind your way down around the hill. Plenty of viewing points and lots of birds!
    The toilets were clean and there is a wee shop where you can get souvenirs and some soft drinks. The trip to the island was a bit rough but most people found that good fun i think. Lots of seals in the rocky island before you get to Incholm which was really nice and we got to see all 3 bridges from the water. Really nice trip and island.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • 1TraveltheWorld
    Alice Springs, Australia11,760 contributions
    The Forth birdge is best seen from crossing the Queensferry Crossing bridge.

    You would not see the full scale from the train line that crosses it.

    There are otherview points, especially from the Forth Bridges Viewpoint.

    What was mostamazingto learn zbout thie now, UNESCO heritage listed site is the constant never ending painting and maintenance to keep the bridge safe and in good repair.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • buggzee
    Epsom, UK132 contributions
    We decided to hop off our tour bus to visit here, not believing it was free entry! An absolute delight strolling along the many paths, the rockeries and ponds seeing wonderful rhododendrons and magnolias in flower and some with buds yet to burst. Tea and cake at the Terrace was lovely with a view over the gardens. Only downside was the glasshouse was closed, but as it was such a warm day, it may have been a blessing in disguise! Well worth the visit - you could spend hours here.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Emily
    Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
    I went here because I'm an Outlander fan and this is a primary filming location for part of the show. Everyone from the gate attendant to the guides was extremely kind and helpful. This estate is beautiful and full of history. The guide, Jennifer, was so helpful and knowledgable on Outlander information, but she also gave me so much history about the estate itself. It was a great experience and I would recommend any Outlander fan to visit.
    Written May 1, 2022
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