Ten Fun Things to Do in the Scottish Capital
Did you know that Edinburgh is the most popular city to visit in Britain after London? Located in eastern Scotland on the Firth of Forth, it is the Scottish capital, center of finance, education and law in the north, as well as a major tourist draw. It’s not the largest city in Scotland, but there are lots of things to see and do – you could spend weeks here and not do it all! Here are our top ten picks must see and do:
• Walk the Royal Mile (or at least a wee bit of it). Its busy but exciting. Watch for the Museum of Edinburgh where you can experience fascinating tidbits of Edinburgh history – even dress in replicas of historical costume. Best of all – no charge (for that bit of Scots’ frugality in your blood).
• For a trip down memory lane, visit the Museum of Childhood, again it’s free.
• After you have seen Greyfriar’s Bobby’s drinking bowl at the Museum of Edinburgh, you must see the monument to this faithful companion. It is nearby the George IV bridge but your best bet to see scattered monuments and sights is to purchase a bus tour. Then if you wish to return later to explore an interesting spot in depth or pop off and rejoin the tour later, you can. Plus, you get a smattering of historical talks and layout of the city too.