Preparing For A Holiday In Edinburgh

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Greenhouse at the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh” by Eldubhe (CC BY-SA 3.0)


How to Prepare for a Holiday in Edinburgh

If you’re planning your first holiday in Edinburgh, there are a number of activities to partake in that will make your time in Scotland’s capital truly special. Visitors to Edinburgh will enjoy an amazing blend of culture, nature, and architecture, with activities for adults and families of all ages. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for your first – or returning – visit to Edinburgh!


The Royal Botanic Garden

One of the best ways to experience Edinburgh is at a place where you’ll forget you’re there at all. The Royal Botanic Garden features 3,000 different species of plants spread across 70 acres, with greenhouses devoted to each of the world’s climate zones. An affordable and lovely way to spend any length of time, this should be on anyone’s to-do list. 


Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Founded as far back as 1835, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a classic visit for families with children. Packed with optical illusions, mind-bending puzzles, and fascinating sights of all kinds – if you love mirror mazes and vortex tunnels, this is one of the must-see spots in this or any other city. 


Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle Tattoo” by Daniel Olincy (CC BY-SA 3.0)

If you’re visiting from across the ocean, chances are you’ve never seen a real castle before. Edinburgh Castle was home to various nobles and served as a military structure in times of war. It survived World War I and today houses the National War Museum. If you love guns, jewels, architecture, and history, Edinburgh Castle really has it all.


 Edinburgh’s Casinos

If you love to gamble on your holiday, Edinburgh has some world-class casinos for your enjoyment. We wish you the best of luck as you explore the likes of Grosvenor and Genting. Of course, if you don’t want to sample the hustle and bustle of a land-based casino, you can enjoy an even wider selection slot games online at Magical Vegas right from your hotel room, including the much-loved Spartacus slot, The Lost Slot of Riches, Thunderstruck, Avalon II, and many more.


 Scotch Whiskey Tours

We know why you’re really here. If you look forward to no other part of your holiday more than the drinking of fine spirits, the Scotch Whiskey tour is an essential part of your trip to Edinburgh. The Scotch Whiskey Experience Silver Tour may be right for you (and is easily incorporated into a couple of the attractions already named), but there are plenty of less touristy tours and stops for you to peruse at your leisure. 

We’ve only scratched the surface of what’s available in Edinburgh. Even if you’re not into the usual tourist stuff, it’s a truly charming city for you to explore at your own pace. Edinburgh can be a great escape from larger cities. Old and stately, it retains a sense of place and history that many other capitals have lost in the sweep of modernity. We hope you spend as long as you like in Edinburgh and return home to tell your friends!

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