What to do in Edinburgh
There is so much to do in the Capital city that we can only pick a few favourites of ours.
The Real Mary King’s Close is worth a mention. You are bound to be on the Royal Mile when exploring Edinburgh and this is a great way to spend some time. However as it is only accessible through guided tours it is always advisable to book. You can book in person for later in the day when it is not peak season or online here for at least a day in advance. It’s just opposite St Giles with its glorious stained glass which is too beautiful to miss and then pop into the Royal Mile Market on the Tron Kirk.
Obviously there is the Castle (best in the morning to miss the bus tours!), Museum of Scotland, Holyrood Palace, Portrait Gallery, Camera Obscura and National Galleries.
But don’t forget about the Gallery of Modern Art where you can do some of the walk of the Water of Leith. A lovely city walk where you can see wildlife and pass through the beautiful area of Stockbridge in the New town with lovely cafes and a market on Sundays. Then also past the Botanical Gardens which a great all year round.
Easily accessible from our bus route are great scenic walks over Calton Hill (min 1 hour) and Arthurs Seat (min 2 hours, but various routes to take over the park). Arthurs Seat is located in Holyrood Park where you can walk around the lochs, explore Dr Neil’s Gardens beside Duddingston Loch (perhaps lunch in the Sheips Heid Inn) or walk around the other side of the park and see the Scottish Parliament buildings.
We have great public transport and our bus service is affordable, safe and reliable. The bus announces our stop (Brunstane Rd North) so you cant even get lost on the way home and you can browse online with the use of the free WiFi en route. Don’t forget you can get free WiFi in the city centre see here for information – so no need to worry about roaming charges while getting information online. Try downloading the Edinburgh transport app here and you will always know exactly when your next bus is.
You can combine a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia with the nearby cinema or on a Saturday the local Market.
Why not check out the website 5pm for ideas of local restaurants and great deals on prices too!