Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children's shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tattoo is a standalone event that occupies a purpose-built stadium in front of Edinburgh Castle every August. For the uninitiated, the concept can sound a bit bizarre - a line-up of international military marching bands strutting their stuff - but the live experience is a spine-tingling mix of fireworks, percussion and choreography.

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Hogmanay & New Year

Hogmanay is what we Scots call New Year's Eve - 31 December - the big night that marks the arrival of the new year. Its origins reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice among the Vikings with wild parties in late December.

Recommended Locations

Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park is a short walk (around 10 mins) from Edinburgh Holiday Guest House in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. Arthur's Seata, a dormant volcano, is the highest point in the park and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city.

Royal Commonwealth Pool

It is a world class sports facility, Olympic sized pool, kids pool and an Olympic class diving pool, children softplay facility etc. Only 5 mins' walk from Edinburgh Holiday Guest House.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland. Recently voted top UK tourist Attraction. Get there by frequent buses from Edinburgh Holiday Guest House, or 25 mins' walk.

Calton Hill

The panoramic views from Calton Hill have astonished. Major landmarks can be seen: Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Palace and the Parliament, Leith and the Firth of Forth, Princes Street in its New Town grid and the Royal Mile climbing up towards the Castle. Frequent buses from Edinburgh Holiday Guest House take you to there.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

This palace is the royal family's official residence in Scotland, but is more famous as the 16th-century home of the ill-fated Mary, Queen of Scots. You can get there by freqent buses or 30 mins' walk.

Royal Mile and Grassmarket

The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse, resting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat.

Royal Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, To get there by frequent buses.

Royal Botanic Garden

Founded in 1670, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world where unusual and beautiful plants can be found. Take direct bus from Edinburgh Holiday Guest House.

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