As a bustling hub of culture and history, Edinburgh isn’t short on things to do. From Edinburgh Castle to the Edinburgh International science festival, attractions have even included a giant interactive nose!
Childish, but definitely fun! If you’re looking for something requiring a little less of your inner child, there are attractions in plentiful supply for both grown-ups and kids alike. Read on to get the rundown on our top five Edinburgh attractions not just for the kids:
Royal Yacht Brittania
It’s not hard to see why the Royal Yacht Brittania was awarded the Tripadvisor title of Traveller’s Choice in 2014. From billowing flags to nautical opulence, the floating palace is a true sight to behold. Explore all five decks with an audio tour (with a selection of 27 languages) and experience how the British Royal Family was served for over forty years.
Outgrown aspirations of becoming a knight or a princess? How about tapping into your love for Game of Thrones? You’ve had the Netflix binge, now embrace your inner adventurer for the day and explore the reality of living in medieval Edinburgh.
National Museum of Scotland
A central cultural point for tourists in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland explores heritage, technology, science and the arts under one roof. Housing over 70,000 artefacts, the museum is composed of multiple floors exploring the past, present and future. Did we mention free admission too?
Royal Botanic Gardens
Founded in the 17th century as a centre for scientific study, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh continues as a centre for research and education. With consistent funding since the 19th century, the gardens have grown in size and variety. Filled to the brim with exotic plants, the gardens host light show events and create an unparalleled natural paradise.
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