Guide to Edinburgh


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Guide  to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the world’s most impressive medieval cities. Steeped in history, with a diverse culture and where the architecture of different periods come together, this is an amazing destination that no travel lover should miss out on. Have a look through this guide to the city’s main attractions and get excited for a trip to the Scottish capital.

Edinburgh Castle

The most iconic building in the city, Edinburgh castle was constructed in the twelfth century and lies on a hill in the centre of the capital. Inside the castle are the crown jewels of Scotland, the renowned Mons Meg cannon and several exhibitions on the wars in which Scottish armies have taken part.

Calton Hill

One of the main hills of a hilly city, Calton Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site from which the views are incredible. From the top you have a view of the castle, Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood, Princes Street and more. The area has several monuments, including the City Observatory, the Nelson Monument and the Robert Burns Monument.

The Royal Mile

The street starts from the castle at one end and at the other reaches the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the queen's residence when she visits Scotland. As well as an abundance of souvenir shops, kilt makers and some of the city’s oldest pubs, the Royal Mile has the most prestigious and expensive stores in the capital.

Arthur’s Seat

Arthur's Seat is an extinct volcano located in the heart of the city of Edinburgh. Walk past the Scottish Parliament and you’ll find the starting point of this hike. It’s 250 metres high and can be challenging with the wrong pair of shoes, but Arthur’s Seat will give you breath-taking views of the city and will make you marvel at the stunning nature found near enough in the centre of a European capital city.

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby was the faithful companion of a policeman named John Gray who lived until 1858. After his death John was buried in the Greyfriars cemetery where his dog, Bobby, became famous as for 14 years he remained by the grave of his master until his own death in 1872. The nose of the black statue outside the graveyard has turned a gold colour, with visitors to the citt rubbing Bobby’s nose for good luck.


The Grassmarket is one of the most popular areas in Edinburgh's historic centre, with a wealth of restaurants, pubs and hotels. Here you’ll find the most delicious Italian, French or local cuisine and on sunny days the area truly comes to life. Whatever you choose to explore on your trip to Edinburgh why not check in to the stunning and luxurious Fraser Suites in Edinburgh?