Edinburgh is truly a world city with a huge range of attractions to appeal to any discerning holidaymaker
Among many other accolades, Edinburgh's old town and new town together are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its location is no less worthy of attention, situated on the shore of the Firth of Forth against the impressive backdrop of the Pentland Hills.
Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish parliament and the official residence of the monarch, but it's not just the centre of political power - it's a centre of education, finance, history and culture of global significance. It's no surprise that Edinburgh attracts around 5 million visitors a year, and there are many reasons they choose to keep on coming, and why people have chosen to settle there since the Stone Age.
There are enough attractions in Edinburgh to keep you busy for a lifetime. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Edinburgh to get you started. We very much hope you'll discover more when you visit (we'd love to hear your recommendations and experiences) and that you'll be enticed to keep on coming back!