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Through the streets of Edinburgh – Top 10 Places to Visit

Date Added 18/08/2019

What to do in November you might be asking? Too full for any Christmas bookings? Wrong! Here at Johnsons we have the perfect city break getaway for you.

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, a city full of life and amazing architecture. Read below for our top 10 things to do and see as you are wondering through the wonderful streets of Edinburgh!

1. Christmas Markets: The undoubtedly amazing Christmas Markets. How can you forget the smell of the mulled wine and chocolate treats? Make sure that this is on top of your list, what could get you more in the mood for Christmas?


                                          Edinburgh Christmas Market

2. Edinburgh Castle: This impressive 11th Century building is one of the mostexciting sights. It features amazing views over Scotland’s Capital with amazing photo opportunities, make sure you get snap happy! The entry fee is £16.50 for one adult.

3. Arthurs Seat: Why is this place so popular you may ask? Because Arthur's Seat is the largest of the three parts of Arthur's Seat extinct volcano which is over 350 million years old and 251 metres high, wow! With spectacular views to be seen, its simply unmissable.

4. Come on! Get your inner child to come out and play in Edinburgh's Camera Obscura & World of Illusions. This attraction has several floors featuring optical illusions, light tricks, old-fashioned games, and magic displays all for you to enjoy!

5. Scotch Whiskey Experience, yes, a whiskey experience! Enjoy the tale behind Scotland's national drink and treat yourself to a Whiskey in the gift shop! You can take tours, masterclasses, training sessions or just sit down and relax with a spot of whiskey.

6. Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. Surrounded by the amazing beauty of the gardens you will undoubtedly be astounded by the sights as your strolling through.

                               Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh

7. Royal Yacht Britannia, step aboard the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, witness a part of history!

8. The Edinburgh Dungeon -  The thrilling attraction that offers 11 live action shows and 2 underground rides! Witness the chillingly amusing characters as they are brought to life before your very eyes!

9. Harry Potter sites: Yes! Harry Potter! Be sure to check where JK Rowling wrote her Harry Potter novels. The Elephant House was where she penned later Potter novels and is probably the best known of the Harry Potter locations.

10. Scottish National Gallery: The Scottish National Gallery is one of Scotland’s top free visitor attractions. It houses Scotland’s national collection of fine art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century.

If Edinburgh seems like the place to be for you and it takes your fancy, then please click here to book your perfect Edinburgh Break with Johnsons Coaches, you will be sure to fall in love with the Scottish Capital.

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