From the National Museum of Scotland to the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s magnificent capital boasts excellent restaurants, world-famous festivals and a rich history, with a wealth of attractions giving a glimpse into its past.

Follow in the footsteps of monarchs on the Royal Yacht Britannia, or explore the underground streets of the Real Mary King’s Close. A perfect destination for families, Edinburgh also offers loads to see and do for kids. Animal fans will love Edinburgh Zoo, home to the UK’s only pandas and koala, while budding scientists can start experimenting with hands-on exhibits at the state-of-the-art Our Dynamic Earth.
Step outdoors and climb Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views over the city centre, or soak up the tranquillity of the gorgeous Royal Botanic Garden. Portobello is ideal for days out at the beach, while the Pentland Hills offer 100 km of routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Visit in the summer to catch incredible festivals, including the Royal Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, or take a trip in winter to experience glittering Christmas markets and extravagant Hogmanay celebrations. No matter when you chose to visit, this wonderful city has much to discover.

Passes covering Edinburgh: BritRail Pass, BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass and BritRail Central Scotland Pass