Exploring Edinburgh City

Edinburgh is a captivating city and is the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland. If you would like to visit and explore the city, there are many options. Organised trips are widely available and can be booked online. Access is easy by train, plane, bus or car. So, what can you expect if you explore Edinburgh?

Guided Bus Tour

Perhaps the quickest way to explore Edinburgh, and see many famous sites, is to take an open-topped bus trip. These are readily available and feature panoramic views and a running commentary about the famous places you will encounter along the way. You will get a 24-hour bus pass entitling you to hop on and off at any location you choose. Discounts at local attractions are also available. Some of the places you can expect to see are Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Our Dynamic Earth (telling the story of planet Earth), and The Royal Mile.

The Ghost Bus Tours

This is a guided bus tour with a difference, featuring performers dressed in period costume who extoll the myths and ghostly past of many of Edinburgh’s famous tourist sites. These include the New Town, Grassmarket, the Old Town, Holyrood Palace, Greyfriars Kirk and the Royal Mile. First come first served on this classic horror-comedy tour of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Free Walking Tour

This is a free two-hour tour of some of the most attractive and exciting places in the city. The tour takes in the following attractions.

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Royal Mile
  • St Giles’ Cathedral
  • Mercat Cross
  • Old and New Towns
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard and Greyfriars Bobby
  • Grassmarket
  • William Wallace and The Stone of Destiny
  • The birthplace of Harry Potter
  • The original “Hogwarts”
  • Covenanters’ Prison
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Martyrs’ Memorial
  • The Scottish Enlightenment

This tour is both fun and informative and it starts on the Royal Mile at 10:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

As you can see, there is a tour for everyone in Edinburgh.