Edinburgh has a rich cultural heritage. The city is renowned for its museums, galleries, architecture, and historical landmarks. Here are a few of the cultural aspects of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle

No visit to Edinburgh is complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle. A fortified site since the Iron Age, the castle which stands there today boast an amazing history, as well as the Honours – Scotland’s Crown Jewels. It’s worth booking early to avoid disappointment as tickets often sell out in the summer months

The Royal Mile

Running through the heart of Edinburgh and linking Edinburgh Castle at the top, with the Palace of Holyrood House at the bottom, the Royal Mile is filled with history and super visitor attractions for all the family – from the Whiskey Heritage Centre to the Museum of Childhood. There are many bars and restaurants to refuel in before you continue your journey down this most historic of streets.

The Palace of Holyrood House

The official residence in Scotland of King Charles III, the Palace is open to the public when the King is not visiting. Guests can learn about the Palace’s connections with Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie whilst exploring the 14 historic and state apartments, the ruins of the 12th Century Holyrood Abbey and the beautiful Royal gardens.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Spread over 5 decks, you can explore the fabulous former Royal Yacht, used by Queen Elizabeth II for 44 years, during which time it covered over a million nautical miles. Home to State Events, Royal honeymoons and family gatherings, the yacht gives an exclusive glimpse into the Royal household, both above and below decks.

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