The 5 Best Things To See in Edinburgh Aug 1, 2017 by Nicole (Awesome Escape Blogger)

The city of Edinburgh is a photographer's dream. Whether you want to capture the historic architecture of the Scottish city or find an ideal vantage point that is perfect for watching the sunset, you will discover that this city has many beautiful nooks and crannies. This city is a perfect summer destination with exciting festivals, lively street life, and friendly locals. If you are planning to visit this beautiful city of Edinburgh, the following five places will certainly make your visit a memorable one.

Edinburgh Castle

The beauty of this renowned castle is unparalleled. The Edinburgh Castle is positioned, proudly and beautifully, above the vibrant and wonderful city gardens of the city. The Edinburgh Castle's iconic presence captivates the eyes and hearts of both the visitors as well as the local residents alike. You can get the perfect views from outside the Waverly Station or from the Grassmarket. Be sure to explore the museum and the battlements for a stunning look at the city.

Leith Walkway Water

The Leith Walkway used to be one of the more underrated areas of the city. Today, the area is now a trendy and attractive neighborhood. The quirky restaurants and pubs contribute more to its popularity. The Leith Walkway water is also a popular walking and cycling route. The numerous tree-lined walkways and colorful boats give the area a surprisingly rural feeling. The walk will lead you to some breathtaking and beautiful areas of the city of Edinburgh such as Dean Village and Stockbridge.

Calton Hill

Calton Hill is known for gorgeous views with a central location in the city. Once you reach the hilltop, you will find the National Monument and the Nelson Monument. The incomplete National Monument is known as "Edinburgh's Disgrace" when it was left unfinished due to lack of funds in 1829. However, it became a popular spot for tourists with a fairytale-like charm due to its unfinished appearance.

The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile of Edinburgh stretches between Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, and Holyrood Palace. The cobbled street of is located in Old Town and lined with stone buildings. It is a bustling and busy area known for eclectic shops, tourist attractions, and buskers. The main attraction of the Royal Mile is the St. Giles Cathedral, which is a wonderful Gothic church with an impressive Crown Spire.


Hidden behind Arthur's Seat, you will find the former quaint village called Duddingston. The village of Duddingston offers marvelous views of the local wildlife reserve and loch. You will also find Scotland's oldest pub here, The Sheep Heid Inn. The pub was built in the year 1360.The pub is the main attraction for the visitors.

This city is a delight for both the visitors and those who have been living here for many years. Check out Old Town, dine at a local restaurant, visit the theater; the city has plenty to offer and to keep one busy for days. 



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