Edinburgh is a stunning city with so much to see and do it’s hard to know where to start. No matter how many times you’ve visited you can always go back for more and keep enjoying yourself. There is a fantastic array of pubs and bars, a vibrant shopping scene and some breathtaking architecture on show.
So if you’re a first time visitor and short of time then what should you be sure to see? What are the must see sights? I’ve picked out 3 favourites below that should never be left off the ‘to do’ list…
- Climb a volcano!
A volcano? In Edinburgh? That’s right. And it’s a must visit. Climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat, the tallest of Edinburgh’s hills for a lesson in geology and to experience this unique attraction. Make sure you stop off at Our Dynamic Earth to get the full lowdown.
- Hit the Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival brings together the best entertainment from around the world as comedians in particular step into the spotlight to be judged and attempt to elevate their career to the next step. For the visitor this brings a never ending supply of shows to go to and be entertained and the city during this period is more vibrant than ever.
- Count down to New Year
Hogmanay is another time when the city comes to life and the experience for a visitor is taken to the next level. Pick from one of the many luxury apartments in Edinburgh to use as your base and escape from the madness and then prepare yourself for a party like nowhere else. With people everywhere you look, entertainment around every corner and a non stop stream of drinks on tap it’s difficult to not have a fantastic time. Just make sure you keep an eye on the clock…
This is a guest post from Tom at Top Backpacking Destinations, a travel blog with information and tips from around the globe.