28 Feb Heading to Scotland? 4 things in Edinburgh you must not miss
The Scots don’t like to boast, but when it comes to culture, a colourful history, natural beauty, a great city scene and breath-taking countryside – they’ve got it all and more! Visiting the incredible and diverse country that is Scotland is a must for any intrepid traveller. With various cities to choose from, historical landmarks aplenty as well as rolling glens and lochs to die for, it can be tricky to know where to look first.
Any Scot, or previous visitor would advise any newcomers to head to it’s capital, Edinburgh, for a real taste and experience of what Scotland has to offer.
Here you’ll get the lowdown on what this fascinating city has to offer travellers like you and me, but before we do – have you thought about your travel insurance? Don’t worry if you have an extensive medical history, take a look at united healthcare for pre-existing conditions, that way you can fully enjoy your break, safe in the knowledge you’re covered if anything should go wrong!
Treat yourself to a little whiskey
The word’s “Jack Daniels” are considered mud in Scotland, and that’s due to it’s rich and vibrant history in the production of the World’s best whiskey. Head into any bar or pub in this city (or anywhere in Scotland for that matter) and you’ll be amazed at the high quality varieties available. It’s also much cheaper than your standard drink in London! If you’re more interested in the process of making this customary drink, then visit the Scotch Whiskey Experience and get involved with some tasting!
Discover The Fringe
Visiting Edinburgh in the Summer? Then it’ll be impossible not to be drawn into the amazing spectacle that is The Fringe Festival. Boasting some of the greatest comedy geniuses of our time, shows range from those who are just starting out in this industry, to those who live for it. From the mainstream to the eccentric, the Fringe Festival has something for everyone. It’s the biggest celebration of arts in the entire world!
Discover the Underground
No, we’re not talking transport. Discover The Real Mary King’s Close, an incredible attraction which focuses on the city’s old alleyways and tunnels – all of which are deep underground. These were once home to the city’s residents back in the early 17th Century, and the city as simply built on top of them, leaving them in tact! Making it the perfect place for a spooky historic tour about Edinburgh’s rich history.
Hike to Arthurs Seat
If you’re in the mood for a little hike, then the climb to Arthurs Seat – the highest point in Holyrood Park – is a short 2 hour walk, most can complete it and you don’t need to be in top physical condition to reach the top. All walkers are rewarded with spectacular, panoramic views of the city and beyond when they reach the top. Hiking/walking boots are probably preferred for this one. Don’t worry, you can have a glass of whiskey to warm yourself up afterwards!