More Things to Do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an incredible city. The city is beautiful and has a magical atmosphere about it. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Edinburgh twice now and each time I discover something new. So in addition to my previous recommendations, here are some more things to do in Edinburgh:

Climb Arthur’s seat

IMG_8776Hike up to this summit at the end of the Royal Mile for a spectacular view of Edinburgh. Wear some comfortable shoes!

Visit Greyfriars Kirk

IMG_8789The old Greyfriars church sits in the old Edinburgh graveyard. The graveyard is especially beautiful, with old headstones and tombs. Take a look at the names, you might recognize a few from a very popular children’s book and leave a stick on the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the dog of one of the monks.

Go to the Central Library and National Library of Scotland

IMG_8751These two libraries lie opposite each other and offer not only books but also exhibitions on interesting literature topics and writers. Free entertainment for bibliophiles.

Venture out into New Town and Southside

There is more to Edinburgh than the Old Town and Royal Mile. The Georgian New Town offers shopping, sightseeing and the beautiful Botanical Gardens.  Next, venture into the upcoming Southside for affordable food.

Visit Palace of Hollyroodhouse

The Royal Mile runs from the Castle on one end to the Palace on the other. The Palace was built next to the old Abbey and has been the residence of the royal family in Edinburgh ever since. It is open to visitors as well the Queens Galery next door.

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