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Tourist Attractions Edinburgh

Places in Edinburgh to Visit

While staying at Princes Street Suites there are a number of famous sights to see in Edinburgh.  To help you to get the most enjoyment from your visit, we have compiled this list of attractions that we believe are worth a visit. We hope you enjoy.

Edinburgh Castle

Perched on an extinct volcano, this instantly recognisable fortress is a powerful national symbol and part of Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Its story is Scotland's story.  Find out more and plan your visit. Visit www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk for more information. See Edinburgh Catsle on our 3D map.

Palace of Holyrood

Founded as a monastery in 1128, the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh is The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Ideally located for Edinburgh visitors, the palace is at the end of the Royal Mile. During The Queen's Holyrood week, which usually runs from the end of June to the beginning of July, Her Majesty carries out a wide range of official engagements in Scotland. Visit www.royalcollection.org.uk for more information. See the Palace of Holyrood on our 3D map.

The Edinburgh Dungeon

An 80 minute interactive tour taking you through 1000 years of gruesome history with 2 heart stopping rides, professional live actors and special effects and 11 shows to make visitors scream with laughter. The Edinburgh Dungeon is less than a 10 minute walk from Edinburgh Station.  Visit www.the-dungeons.co.uk for more information. See Edinburgh Dungeon on our 3D map.

Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens is a public park in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle with stunning monuments, statues and beautiful gardens.  The Gardens are a popular meeting place in Edinburgh, and play host to regular concerts at the Ross Bandstand, particularly at the city's Hogmanay celebrations. Visit www.edinburgh-royalmile.com for more information.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Come and see why Britannia has been crowned ‘Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction’. For over forty years, the Royal Yacht sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. Now berthed in Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith, Britannia is a unique five-star visitor experience. For further information visit www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk

Edinburgh Zoo

Opened in 1913, Edinburgh Zoo is owned by The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. Visitors can book a slot to see Edinburgh Zoo's wonderful giant pandas - not to be missed! For further information visit www.edinburghzoo.org.uk