Attractions in Edinburgh

Other Attractions in Edinburgh

Royal Yacht Britannia

This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now you are welcome on board to discover the heart and oul of this most special of royal residences. The Royal Yacht Britannia now moored at Ocean Terminal at Leith, is a five star visitor attraction, steeped in history and filled with artefacts from The Royal Collection – and with a superb souvenir shop. Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia web site

Edinburgh Zoo

The wildest visitor attraction in Scotland, this leading Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals. Gift shop, cafeterias and wonderful hilltop safari ride - it's a great day out. There are a number of great attractions passes you can avail yourself of, allowing you great value admission to some of Edinburgh’s top attractions. For more information, visit

Edinburgh Dungeons

At Edinburgh Dungeons transport yourself back to the darkest moments in the Scotland's history deep below the streets of Edinburgh. Live actors, shows, a spooky ride and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fears head on in this unique experience. Everything that you see is based on real historical events from the brutal Clan Wars, to Edinburgh's Great Fire and the bloody Anatomy Theatre. With a chilling boat ride into the lair of cannibal Sawney Bean the Edinburgh Dungeon provides a thrilling and fun experience that will leave you screaming for more! A day out for the family based on pain, fear, torture and death...are you brave enough? For more information - visit

Scottish Parliament Building

The striking and most certainly unique Scottish Parliament building designed by renowned Spanish architect Enric Miralles rests at the bottom of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. With such distinguished neighbours as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, and the Queen's Gallery it’s very easy to visit these attractions all in one visit. You can watch live debates from the Public Galleries, brush up on your history with the visiting exhibitions, take the guided tour or simply wander around the Scottish Parliament Building and use the available leaflets for information.

Take an online tour of the Scottish Parliament Building

Holyrood Palace

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Situated at the end of the Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat and the striking Scottish Parliament Building, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past, including Mary, Queen of Scots, who lived here between 1561 and 1567. Successive kings and queens have made the Palace of Holyroodhouse the premier royal residence in Scotland. For more information visit

Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is situated around 1.5km from the Express by Holiday Inn Royal Mile hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, it tells the story of our planet’s past, present and future. Visitors are taken on a quite amazing voyage of discovery, beginning in the present day. Visitors finish their journey in the FutureDome to investigate just what the future of our planet might be, and how we as humans can make a difference in what lies ahead for our dynamic planet.

Take an online tour of Our Dynamic Earth

Murrayfield Stadium

The impressive, all seated, all covered Murrayfield Stadium is situated in the Costorphine area of Edinburgh, around 4km from Edinburgh’s city centre with fast, easy access from the city’s main train & bus stations. Back in 1925 Murrayfield Stadium became the home of Scottish Rugby. Today, it is one of the most prestigious stadia in Europe, playing host to not just Rugby matches but a whole host of key Sporting Events, Highland Games, and sell out music Concert Tours. At Murrayfield Stadium you can walk in the path of your heroes with a fantastic 'behind the scenes' tour of the stadium.

Take an online tour of Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Great visitor explorer tickets include

Edinburgh Pass

The Edinburgh Pass is your passport to exploring Edinburgh. It provides you with free entry to twenty-five of the city's most exciting attractions, twenty-five exclusive offers from some of Edinburgh's best retailers, restaurants and leisure providers, plus free public transport around the city, as well as to and from Edinburgh Airport. The pass can be bought online and comes complete with a guidebook, enabling you to plan your trip to the city and maximise your time here when you arrive.

Historic Scotland Explorer Pass

An Explorer Pass allows you to make big savings on the cost of admission to over 70 of Scotland's top historic properties including Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart Castles. Available over flexible time periods, pass prices range from £17.00 to £28.00 for adults and can be purchased from any Historic Scotland property, Tourist

Information Centre or online at

National Trust for Scotland Discovery Ticket

A Discovery ticket gives discounted access to the National Trust for Scotland’s attractions, valid for 3, 7 or 14 days. Prices range from £12.00 up to £22.00 for adults and £25.00 up to £42.00 for family tickets. Family tickets are valid for 2 children and up to 6 children. Tickets can be bought at NTS properties, Tourist Information Centres or by calling 0131 243 9387.