5 Most Popular Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh

Ana February 3, 2017 0

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and it issecond only to London in terms of being the most popular tourist destination in the UK. It is a world heritage site having many places which must not be missed by tourists, such as:

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Palace of Holyroodhouse

This serves as the official residence for the king and queen of Scotland. At every summer’s beginning, queen Elizabeth visits this palace for a week. The palace has seen many changes throughout many centuries. The surrounding area has seen many beautifications using gardens and fountains.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

This is located on Corstorphine Hill. Entry is not free though. However, it is extremely popular and is spread over an area of 82 acres.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia

This ship was put out of service in 1997. It has now become a very popular tourist attraction. One can find it permanently at the Ocean terminal. People often use it as a venue for hosting evening events.

Greyfriars Bobby Fountain

Greyfriars Bobby Fountain

This is constructed as a mark of tribute to the devotion of a Skye Terrier dog who kept watch over his master’s grave for more than a decade during the second half of the 19th century. It is named after the master, who was a popular resident of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh castle

This is situated close to the Holyrood palace but on the opposite end of the ridge. The castle is built on high ground which is ideally suitable for constructing a castle. Natural phenomena such as glacial erosion around the site of the castle was said to be responsible for choosing this site. Pipers and military bands regularly perform here, accompanied by a display of fireworks at the end. The earlier settlement of humans in Edinburgh happened on both sides of the ridge that begins from the castle.

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