Exploring Edinburgh

Undoubtedly Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most exciting and popular cities. A small, very walkable city that boasts shopping, sightseeing, a castle, incredible food, culture, and history. It’s not very difficult to see why people flock to this amazing place every year.


Princes Street is one of the most-visited parts of Edinburgh. Filled with shopping havens like Topshop and H&M, there is plenty to keep you busy here on a rainy afternoon when you are looking for some simple retail therapy.

Galleries and Museums

Another indoor activity for when the weather is less than ideal, the museums and galleries in Edinburgh are in abundance, and with quite the variety. You can choose between the national gallery, that has permanent and temporary exhibitions open all year long. Also the Edinburgh dungeons for those wanting something a little scarier, especially great for those with older kids. There is also the amazing Edinburgh Castle. While you can visit and view the outside of the castle for free, there is plenty to do and see inside. You’ll need to purchase a ticket to go inside the castle, but this is an activity that could easily fill an entire day once you’re there.

Getting Around

Edinburgh is a very walkable city, albeit a hilly one, so make sure you bring good walking shoes and a bottle of water with you! If like many tourists, you’re travelling with luggage, you can store this at the national gallery for a small fee, or with a Radical luggage storage, many of the locations of which are dotted around the city.

Edinburgh is also very well connected, and if walking is not for you, you can hop on a bus easily, for it to take you from place to place. Why not also try a sightseeing bus so you can see the hotspots while resting your feet?