Scotland’s capital city is a magnet for tourists from all over the world, and the list of tours visitors can do certainly provides something for everyone.
Scotland is famous for its whiskey and The Scotch Whiskey Experience on the Royal Mile gives tourists a chance to tour a replica distillery and find out just how the drink is made. Adults get to try a dram of Scotch whiskey at the end.
Open-air bus tours follow different routes around the city and allow visitors to take in the sights and hop on and off. There is the option of sitting downstairs when the weather is bad!
Like many cities, Edinburgh has its share of spooky stories and there are plenty of ghost tours for those wanting to find out more about its dark side. Those brave enough to go on the ghost tours can find out about the ghost with one arm, the haunted underground vaults and the Maiden’s Kiss.
Anyone wanting to find out more about Edinburgh’s literary past can take one of many literary tours. The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is a performance by two characters in and around the taverns and pubs, and is a unique way to find out about the city’s writers from the past. Literary bus tours also take tourists round some of the literary landmarks.
Costumed guides offer walking history tours around the city centre, and many of these are free of charge. Bikes are available for hire in Edinburgh and anyone not sure how to get around can join in one of the organised bike rides in and around the city.