Edinburgh City Break
Explore Edinburgh’s Top Attractions
Edinburgh Castle – Sitting on top of an extinct volcano, the Castle is the most iconic image of Edinburgh and a must see during your stay. Stand at the castle Esplanade for the best views around the city or if you have time the definitely take the tour around the castle. During peak summer season book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Arthur’s Seat – Fantastic routed walks are highly recommended around Arthur’s seat. If the weather is nice, this is a must for your visit. Great views of Edinburgh from the top!!
Calton Hill – An easy climb from Regent Road, either by steps or by taking the road which winds round the back of the hill. There you’ll find the National Monument, Nelson Monument, Dugald Stewart Monument, the original Edinburgh Observatory and lots of great viewpoints to see the whole city. A great place to visit for photographers.
The Meadow’s – Another one of Edinburgh’s large green spaces. On a sunny day, the Meadow’s is the place to be and where the locals go. Only a 10-minute walk from our apartment. Many fun summers afternoons have been spent here with friends, having a few drinks on the grass or enjoying a BBQ. While you’re there, stop by The Blackbird bar for a drink in their beer garden. They also do really good food.
Broughton Street – Broughton Street is a vibrant & exciting Street on the edge of Edinburgh’s New Town district. The Street is full of character with innovative & award winning places to visit. Independent shops and cafes and boutiques can be found here. Artisan roast is the place to go for a coffee, or why not stop by Treacle for a cocktail. Narcissus Flowers is a beautiful florist, definitely worth a visit if you like unusual blooms.
Victoria Street – On the top 10 of the most beautiful streets in the UK and definitely one to snap a photo of for your Instagram feed. Quirky shops & great food. Look for Maison Bleue, a French restaurant with good lunch deals & lovely atmosphere in the evenings! Don’t forget to head up Victoria Terrace for a better view over The Grassmarket.