Things to Do in Edinburgh
It only makes sense that this cultural hub and historically rich area is home to a multitude of attractions. Every trip to this capital city should include visits to hot spots such as the Edinburgh Castle, Saint Giles Cathedral and Scottish National Gallery. Take some time to check out the famed Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of Scotland's royal family and former home to Mary, Queen of Scots. But be sure to explore some of the lesser-known sites. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, for instance, is located just outside of Dean Village. The building itself is a piece of art - an iconic display of neoclassical architecture set among a beautiful landscaped sculpture park.
During your visit, discover the regional flavors of Scotland at some of Edinburgh's many fine dining restaurants, cafes and eateries, like Maxie's Bistro, Cafe Royal Oyster Bar or Fishers Bistro. You can also enjoy some British fare over at local favorites The Dogs or Rhubarb. A visit to an authentic pub is also a must - take a seat at Black Bull, Bobby's Bar or Finnegan's Wake.