Your culture enriched day out in Edinburgh
The capital city of Scotland is rich in heritage, culture and community. Making it the ideal spot for a fantastically enjoyable day out and we’ve got the best itinerary for you. Head to some of the spots on this list and we guarantee that upon your departure from this great city, you’ll be craving to return.
First off on our list is perhaps the most iconic site in any capital city across the world. This is of course the one and only Edinburgh Castle. Standing an impressive 443 feet above sea level, this magnificent castle looms above the capital city of Edinburgh sitting atop Castle Rock, a volcanic crag. The mount has been home to human activity for over 3,000 years dating back to Celtic civilisations.
The castle is the number one tourist attraction in Edinburgh, this is due to what you can get up to once you’re inside. Home to the St Margaret’s Chapel, The National War Memorial and the Half Moon Battery you can explore these to your heart contents before you visit the real jewel of Edinburgh (pun intended) Scotland’s Crown Jewels.
National Museum of Scotland
Uncover the secrets of the natural world at the National Museum of Scotland formed in 2006 this museum has a hugely diverse range of art & design exhibits it also features different interactive exhibits and displays. The museum is truly suitable for all and a family trip will have you leaving feeling content with your day out, and the best bit is… it’s FREE!
The museum has a wide variety of exhibitions on this year that cover historical topics as well as contextually relevant ones. Here’s a list of what exhibitions are on at the moment and ones that are coming up in the coming months:
- Book of hours
- The Joy of Birds
- Audubon’s Birds of America
- Edinburgh Science Festival 2022
- Anatomy: A matter of life and death
- Scotland’s Climate Challenge