What comes to your mind when you’re thinking about Edinburgh? Well, I don’t know about you, but I start to imagine green grassy hills, ancient castles, musicians wearing kilts and playing the bagpipes and, of course, scotch. In reality, Scotland has much more to offer to tourists than the things I mentioned above. Scotland is a perfect place to visit regardless you’re traveling alone, with your partner or with the family.
Ready for the little journey to Scotland? We are just about to tell you about 4 best attractions in Edinburgh.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
This palace is an official residence of Queen of England. She visits this palace usually during Holyrood Week (the end of June to early July). When Queen Elizabeth isn’t at the palace, the place is open for tourists. I should also mention, this palace housed a lot of famous royal figures such as Mary Queen the Scots, King George V, and many others.
Tourists can visit most of the rooms in the palace. For example, the Throne Room of Mary Queen the Scots, Great Gallery, where you can explore portraits of all Scots kings and queens. If you’re lucky and visit Edinburgh during the summer, you have the opportunity to go to the Abbey guarded by wardens in ancient apparel.
Tourists really love the gardens near the palace. It’s so beautiful here.
Scotch Whisky Experience
If you’re a whiskey-lover, you have to visit this place, believe me! There are a lot of whiskey tours at different prices. The standard Silver tour includes a tour to one of the biggest whiskey collection in Scotland, introduction to whiskey aromas and a dram of whiskey. Gold and Platinum tours include the same stuff you can experience in the Silver tour, but here you can taste different single-malt whiskeys. So, if you really want to experience a full Scotch atmosphere you should consider to take Gold or Platinum tours.
You can also go to the restaurant nearby and order the same whiskey you just tasted during the excursion.
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Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
If you have kids with you, there’s no better place to take them than Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. This place is located in Royal Mile. Your kids and you will have so much fun here like puzzles, optical illusions and different kind of games. Do you know that this is the oldest attraction in Edinburgh?
You can catch your shadow here, experience the weirdest optical illusions, go on the water and even see your ghost!
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Camera Obscura and World Illusions to have a lot of fun!
Edinburgh Castle is the most visited attraction in the whole of Scotland. It’s also the most recognized landmark in Edinburgh, so you definitely have to go there. Edinburgh Castle is situated at the top of the city. There’s so much to see inside the castle. For instance, it’s royal Honours (including Queen’s jewels), the oldest Edinburgh’s building St. Margaret’s Chapel, the most dangerous and greatest weapon of Medieval Europe Mons Meg.
Some tourists complain a lot about the admission price. But believe me, the experience fully compensates every single cent you pay for the ticket.
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Mykhailo Andriichuk writes for Chillwall about interesting events, food, art and breathtaking places all over the world.