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Things to do in Edinburgh - City Guide by IHG


Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is second only to London among the most-visited and most popular cities in the United Kingdom. This city's illustrious heritage includes world-famous names ranging from Mary, Queen of Scots to J.K. Rowling. From richly historic attractions to hip modern eateries, you'll find an abundance of things to experience and explore.


Top Edinburgh Guides

Though you could easily fill your days simply strolling the cobblestone streets of the city, it's best to come up with a plan so you don't miss a thing on your holiday. This Edinburgh travel guide will get you started.


Music and Entertainment in Edinburgh

Whether you're interested in art, music or food, check out a few of these exciting events happening around the city


Top Edinburgh's landmarks

From its underground vaults to the towering peak of Arthur's Seat, this destination has an endless range of attractions to offer.


Best places to eat in Edinburgh

Try these prime picks when your belly begins rumbling in the foodie paradise of Edinburgh.



Day Trips nearby Edinburgh

From historic castles to expansive natural vistas, there's no shortage of things to explore.


Short visit? Only 24-48 hours in Edinburgh.

If you only have a short time to explore the city, discover the best things to do in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Neighbourhoods

From its towering monuments to its historic architecture, this city offers plenty to experience.

Where to Stay

With more than 10 hotels throughout Edinburgh’s neighbourhoods, IHG has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

Intercontinental Edinburgh - The George

Things to Do

With so much happening in this charming city, it's easy to find a variety of activities to enjoy on your next visit.

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Explore Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands on this 12-hour tour from Edinburgh.


Discover one of Scotland’s most famous historical attractions at your own pace with this ticket to Edinburgh Castle.



This ticket includes admission to noteworthy royal attractions Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Palace of Holyroodhouse as well as 48 hours on all three city tours


Enjoy free entry to 77 of Scotland's top attractions


Experience some of the best restaurants throughout Edinburgh and book your reservation using OpenTable.