Top Things To Do in Edinburgh, Things To Try and See, The Most Beautiful City in the UK

Recently I visited Edinburgh in Scotland. Well basically, I only intended to visit London, Manchester and Liverpool in the UK back then, but since I had like a few extra days in Manchester, I decided to visit Edinburgh from there and I guess that was one of the best decisions I’ve made along the trip. So basically, I traveled from Manchester to Edinburgh and had a quick stop over in Glasgow. The trip took roughly around 4 hours by bus.

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Stunning architectures, beautiful people and the smell of tasty food were just some of the things which greeted me as I approached Edinburgh’s city center. Of course, these made the photographer in me to giggle in excitement.

Things To Do When in Edinburgh or Scotland 

Whenever I travel to a place, as much as possible I try to adopt to the culture, so basically I always go local. So here are few things that you should try when you are in Edinburgh or Scotland in general. 

Have some Haggis

Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck; minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now often in an artificial casing instead.

Photo courtesy of kilnford.co.uk
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Taste their scrumptious Black Puddings

Black pudding is a type of blood sausage originating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is made from pork blood, with pork fat or beef suet, and a cereal, usually oatmeal, oat groats or barley groats. Most of the time, it pretty much look like Haggis.

Photo courtesy of kilnford.co.uk

Deep Fried Mars Bar

Well, the best dessert or snack there is! So why not grab a bite or two while in Scotland!

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Try some kilts on!

This definitely is a must when you are in Scotland, I tried some on myself! Not only you immerse yourself in the culture but you are basically creating an unforgettable memory that you will always cherish once you get back home. 

Top Things To See in Edinburgh

Calton Hill

Calton Hill is a mix of bustling commercial areas and quiet residential streets. The hill itself, with its city views, is home to the Collective contemporary art gallery and the unfinished National Monument. 

The view from Calton Hill.
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Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano which is considered the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland, which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”.

Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet

Royal Mile

Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the heart of Scotland’s historic capital. The Royal Mile runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched high on a base of volcanic rock, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse, resting in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat. 

Performers at Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. 

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Leith

Leith is a buzzing port district, home to hip creatives and longtime locals. Waterfront seafood bistros and traditional pubs dot the Shore area. The Royal Yacht Britannia, a former ocean-going royal residence, showcases elaborate state apartments and an onboard Rolls-Royce. The riverside Water of Leith Walkway and Leith Walk, a busy street with food and thrift shops, link the area with the city centre.

Leith Walk

references for top things to do in Edinburgh description: Wikipedia.com

When you visit Edinburgh, I highly suggest that you stay for at least 3 days to be able to explore everything the city has top offer, or maybe do a short-trip to nearby towns like Stirling. One thing about Edinburgh is that there are tons of things to do in this Scottish city.

You can find the best places to dine-in Edinburgh here

For the best accommodation to stay while in Edinburgh, you can check them here

Edinburgh was not in my top priority when I was still planning my travel route across Europe. But I’m glad there’s this tiny voice inside my head which has finally convinced me to see the place. Now it’s one of my favorite cities of all the cities I’ve visited so far. And of course, whenever someone asks me for recommendations as to where is the best place to travel in Europe, without hesitation, I would always reply ‘Edinburgh’.

Have you been to Edinburgh? How was your experience?! Tell us through the comment section below.

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