11 top sights in Edinburgh

 

Edinburgh  is one of the nicest cities in the world and ‘twin cities’ with the beautiful Florence in Italy, the historical St. Petersburg in Russia and many more amazing cities of the world.

The city is divided in two cities; the old city with narrow and paved alleys and the new city with its impressive Georgian architecture. Among them are the gardens Princes street, where during the Festival, consists of the main venues events.

If you are going to visit Edinburgh on summer, you ought to see the famous Flower Clock composed of 2,000 flowers and plants while it counts the time.

Below is my list of the most remarkable sights to see in Edinburgh.

1. Open bus tour

Edinburgh is a sight as a whole, so dress well, grab your coffee or a snack and hop on an open bus! You’ll shoot amazing photos from up there.

2. Edinburgh Castle & Royal Mile

You’ll see the Scottish Crown, Sword and Sceptre and the legendary Stone of Destiny.

Tip for photographers:  You should wait till sunset time to photo shoot of the castle

3. National Gallery of Scotland

It hosts great masterpieces of Scottish artists such as Bernini, Botticelli, Raphael, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Ramsey and  many other European and British paintings from the 15th until the 18th century.

4. Royal Museum & Museum of Scotland

These two adjacent museums have a completely different style and content. However, they collect the most precious historical artefacts of the nation.

Worth visiting for Lewis’ chess pawns.

5. New Town

The new town was the first courageous architectural redevelopment project at a time of poor living conditions for Scottish people.

The best place to start your walk is the Georgian House, a renovated old mansion over in Charlotte square.

6. Our Dynamic Earth

This attraction is  both fascinating and educational not only for adults but also for children. It’ll take you back in time, from the Big Bang to the present.

7. Royal Yacht Britannia

It was the Queen’s Houseboat from 1953 to 1997, hotel for the honeymoon of Queen’s children and the traveling Royal British yard.

You can now wander around the deck of this magnificent ship while listening to its history.

8. Royal Botanic Garden  

The first formal gardens of Scotland with trees, shrubs and flowers from all over the world. One visit is enough to just arouse your curiosity!

9. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

It was opened in 1960 and has already gathered more than 5,000 projects from 1890 to date.

You should also visit the Dean Gallery  just opposite to the National Gallery where opened in 1999 and houses an art library and a collection of Eduardo Paolozzi’s works.

10. Edinburgh Zoo

The Edinburgh Zoo is worth a visit for two main reasons; there are 150 penguin  species playing in the pool and an artificial African plain with zebras, antelopes and ostriches.

11. Caledonian Brewery

Famous brewery in Edinburgh with samples testing.

 

Happy exploring friends..till the next post <3 <3 <3

With love,

Elena

 

2 Replies to “11 top sights in Edinburgh”