Planning your summer jaunt is fun. Nothing can take the shine off the anticipation of going on holiday. If you are in the midst of planning your summer holiday this year, have you considered Edinburgh? Edinburgh is home to some of the country’s best-loved exhibitions. For those that like to experience high culture, lashings of whiskey and tons of art you are in the right place.
Of course, you cannot guarantee the weather in Edinburgh in the summer. But, you can guarantee to have a lot of fun while you are visiting Scotland’s best loved city.
What to Visit
Well, where do we begin? There is a whole host of things to keep you entertained during your visit to Edinburgh. The city is home to many delights that you are sure to love.Edinburgh has an extinct volcano within its hills. What is more, you can visit Arthur’s Seat and be amazed at the stunning views that surround you. Arthur’s Seat is the tallest of the seven hills in Scotland. So, if you are something of an avid climber and walker, this will be perfect for you. If you are physically able, you must go. The views are unrivalled.
If you fancy venturing out after dark, but you don’t fancy being wined and dined, there is an array of spooky goings on for you to enjoy. Edinburgh has a wide range of walking tours, including the much loved City of the Dead Tour. It is certainly not for the faint hearted.
Mary Kings Close is brilliant for those that want to experience history in action. The secret underground system of Edinburgh is now sealed, but it was once a bustling part of the city. You can experience a tour of this at any point and is an excellent way to see the real side of Edinburgh.
Where to Stay
There are a wide range of hotels; self-serviced apartments and campsites for you to enjoy. You will not be short of accommodation in Scotland. Check out www.the-edinburgh-apartment.com for more information.
What to Eat
The gastronomical delights of Edinburgh are sure to enthral the hardiest of foodies. You can opt for haggis, should you want something more traditional. This can be washed down with lashings of fine malt whiskey.
If you don’t fancy indulging in traditional fare, you can choose from the wondrous delights of Edinburgh’s many restaurants. Our favourite is the much revered the Ship on the Shore. Located next to the Royal Yacht Britannia, you are in for a treat.
The main focus of this restaurant is seafood, due to its geographical location. If arty presentation and deliciousness is your thing, you are sure to love this shore side treat.
One For the Family
If you are taking the kids away you may want to stop off at Edinburgh Zoo. The Zoo is home to pandas and is a great place to see the natural world in a controlled environment. The Zoo has an excellent conservation program and is perfect for those that love zoos with a conscience.