What to see and do in Edinburgh
Discover all the Edinburgh Attractions while staying at the Edinburgh Ocean Serviced Apartments. Ocean Serviced apartments are within easy reach of the all major Edinburgh Attractions. With the majestic Royal Yacht Britannia within sight from most of our serviced apartments. Our staff at the Ocean Serviced Apartments have firsthand knowledge of many of these great attractions . They are on hand to give their recommendations on any Edinburgh Attractions so don’t be afraid to ask.
Recommended attractions in Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s number one attraction! Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates Edinburgh’s skyline. Perched on an extinct volcano, it is said that human habitation can be dated back to as far as the 9th century BC. Edinburgh Castle is now a World Heritage site and is open for tourists to explore.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh’s famous royal attraction. Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia is the former Royal Yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She is the second Royal yacht to bear the name and is now permanently moored as an exhibition ship at Ocean Terminal. Visitors are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland. The Holyrood House Palace stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. The Palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The Real Mary Kings Close
Discover what lies beneath Edinburgh. Buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile lies the city’s deepest secret warren of hidden streets. It has remained frozen in time since the 17th century. Mary King’s Close and neighbouring Closes were at the heart of Edinburgh’s busiest and most vibrant streets. In other words open to the skies and bustling with traders selling their wares to the Old Town’s residents. For hundreds of years the true story of the Close has remained untold – until now!
The Edinburgh Dungeons
Delve into Scotland’s most horrible history at the Edinburgh Dungeon. 500 years of Edinburgh’s darkest and most gory history – experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Are you brave enough to face 80 minutes of Scotland’s dark past?
Royal Botanic Garden
Edinburgh’s oasis. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s living collection consists of more than 15,000 plant species, originally founded in 1670 as a physic garden to grow medicinal plants. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is therefore a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction.
Dynamic Earth is an interactive science museum that takes you on a journey through our planet’s past, present and future. With interactive exhibits and impressive technology, including a 4D and 3D experience. In addition thundering tropical storms, icy winds from the North Pole and moving tectonic plates bring the extremes of our planet to life at Our Dynamic Earth. Beginning with the Big Bang, children and adults alike can witness the creation of the Earth, follow the planet through its
Sometimes our animals might seem a bit difficult to spot but at Edinburgh Zoo you can meet over 1,000 wonderful animals in our beautiful parkland setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh in just one day.. Remember, some of our animals are active at different times of the day so it’s always worthwhile revisiting an enclosure.
National Museum of Scotland
From fossils showing evidence of the earliest forms of life to rich artefact collections representing diverse cultures across the globe, from tiny insects to whale skeletons, microchips to Concorde, our collections span millions of years and reach across the globe. For a more in-depth insight into our collections, join one of our free tours to tap into the boundless knowledge of our expert guides. Choose from themed tours or tours suitable for families.
Scottish Whisky Experience
Scotch Whisky Experience will take you on a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process. Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way. You will discover the aromas and flavours that appeal to your palate and lead you to your perfect Single Malt Whisky.
Recommended Edinburgh and Highland Tours
Gray Line Scotland
With a Gray Line Tour you can sit back, relax and let our experienced driver/guides take you on an unforgettable tour of Scotland. Our guides are enthusiastic, passionate and proud Scots who are eager to show you their country. All this is from the comfort of our luxury air conditioned coaches.
We are also offer a free morning pick up service from most local hotel or guest houses.
Timberbush Tours Scotland extends a hearty welcome to all visitors to Scotland. Each of the tours has a personal guide to ensure a dedicated, informed and professional service. They offer a relaxed view of Scotland’s best scenery from a luxurious, comfortable air conditioned coach, with enough time off the coach to make the very best of your trip.
Trike Tour Scotland
The first Chauffeur-driven Trike tour to give you one of the hippest ways to see the famously breathtaking scenery Scotland has on offer. The trips bring you closer to the mountains, Lochs and Glens of the Highlands via Perthshire, Stirling & the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond, Inverness and Mull. They also have a fabulous city tour of Edinburgh our nation’s capital. With a whirl round the historic Grassmarket and onto the famous volcanic plug ‘Arthur’s Seat’.
Specialising in small and friendly tours in luxury mini-buses and mini-coaches. They provide a comfortable and exciting way to explore the glorious scenery, fascinating history and wonderful heritage of this great country. With them, you’ll see all the famous sights, but you’ll also discover hidden corners and experience the real Scotland and the warm hospitality of its people.
Rabbie’s multi-award winning small group tour programme to Scotland and the north of England. They offer you the chance to experience Scotland and England’s splendour with Rabbie’s personalised small group tours. Our extensive tour programme from Edinburgh and Glasgow covers the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the best of northern Britain – the Lake District and York.