Things to do in Edinburgh
With so many things to do in Edinburgh it can be hard to pin down the best activities to visit during your holiday. Thankfully, we’ll listed the top ten things to do in Edinburgh this autumn to make life easier for you!
There is a selection of great theatres situated in the heart of Scotland’s capital. The Playhouse, however, is one of the biggest and best. If you are interested in going to see a show this autumn, The Bodyguard, starring the X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke, will be playing from Tuesday 29th September – Saturday 10th October.
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Residents of Edinburgh are spoiled for choice when it comes to retail therapy. Luxurious is the only way to describe the endless strip of shops along this iconic street. The legendary Jenners department store which opened in Edinburgh in 1838, fits every need for stocking up on your autumn wardrobe. A stone’s throw away from here you will find the only Harvey Nichols in Scotland, located in St. Andrews Square. Why not take a break from shopping in Harvey Nichols exquisite champagne bar?
Museums and Galleries
If it’s culture you’re after, Edinburgh spoils its visitors with a selection of galleries and museums. Why not chill out with the dinosaurs at Dynamic Earth or relive your youth in the Museum of Childhood. The beautiful National Museum of Scotland is also one of the most popular cultural destinations in the capital, and shares its knowledge of heroic Scottish battles and icons such as Mary Queen of Scots.
Jekyll and Hyde
Named after the famous novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll and Hyde is located just off of George Street. This eerie pub could be the setting out a horror movie with its dramatic interior. Offering up a selection of themed cocktails and tasty food, it is definitely worth a visit while in this haunted city.
Staying on theme, rumour has it that the Edinburgh vaults are haunted. City Of The Dead Tours offers an extraordinary experience for tourists. Highly recommended and named ‘Britain’s Best Ghost Walk’ by Scare.com, Yahoo! Travel and Virgin Media, City Of The Dead is not to be missed.
If you’re not terrified enough by the ghost tour, the scares continue at Edinburgh’s Dungeon. The Edinburgh Dungeon also has a special murder mystery show during which is available during Edinburgh’s world famous Fringe Festival. After selling out in 2014, it has returned to terrify a new flock of pilgrims. The show guarantees a thrilling live action event during the investigation of Judge Mental’s death.
Perfect for selfie lovers everywhere Camera Obscura Edinburgh gives tourists that unique photo opportunity that they’re looking for. Visitors of the city have been visiting the site of this attraction since 1853! Entry to this unusual venue includes the Camera Obscura show as well as the chance to check out a bird’s eye view of Edinburgh at the top of the watch tour.
Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle is the UK’s second most popular attraction and no wonder, this beautiful castle is situated at the very heights of the city on top of volcanic rock. The castle is often the host to events and is most famous for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is held at the end of August. Tours of the castle and the land are also available all year.
The Scottish Parliament
Freshly designed in 2004, The Scottish Parliament can only be described as Edinburgh’s most modern work of Art. Known by the city’s residents as the “marmite building”, it’s aesthetic has divided opinions. Why not check it out for yourself and join the debate!
Edinburgh Bus Tour
The Edinburgh Bus tour includes the majority of the attractions mentioned as well as giving tourists the chance to explore the New Town. Edinburgh’s New Town neoclassical architecture is a contrast to the cobbled Georgian streets surrounding the royal mile. The flexible bus service gives customers an interesting guide of the historic city and allows customers to stop off at their chosen destinations. Why not hop off at the New Town’s Charlotte Square to really take in the beauty of the city?
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