Visit the Edinburgh Castle front gates

Edinburgh Vacations: Museums & Castles

Edinburgh is alive with Scottish history and culture. Listen to the sound of bagpipes as you stroll down the Royal Mile, ending your walk with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. Get lost in the city’s narrow cobblestone streets, and pop into a local pub. Visit the National Museum for a lesson in Scottish innovation and history, and hike to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park for spectacular views of the city below. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute vacation in a city steeped in history, or want an Edinburgh vacation package that includes all the highlights, let Liberty Travel take you there.

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Edinburgh at a Glance

Currency: British Pound (£)

Tipping Customs: Tipping at casual restaurants and pubs is not customary, but in fine dining establishments a tip may be offered for good service. Feel free to round your taxi ride to the nearest pound. It is also customary to tip hotel porters around £2.

Language: English

Popular Drink: Scotch whisky

Must Eat: Haggis

Power Up: Type G (3-prong plug), 230 V

Best Time to Visit: Any time of year.


Weather: Even in the summer, you can experience all the seasons in a single day, especially in the Highlands. Bring layered clothing, an umbrella, and a rain jacket.

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Hiking the cliffs in Edinburgh

Top Things to Do in Edinburgh

Hike Edinburgh’s Extinct Volcano
Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park, boasts spectacular views of the city and countryside beyond.

Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle
From its perch above the city, Edinburgh Castle is a monument where the kings of Scotland were crowned, lived, and died.

Go Whisky Tasting
Sample this Scottish staple at the Scotch Whisky Experience, the Whiski Rooms, or the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

T-Rexes and Clones at the National Museum of Scotland
Learn about Scottish natural and cultural history at the National Museum of Scotland, home to T-Rex skeleton and to Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep.

Have Tea Aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia
Enjoy a spectacular high tea service in the same room where Prince Charles and Princess Diana had tea on this royal yacht that traveled around the world.

Scottish bagpipes from Edinburgh

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