Discover Dog Friendly Edinburgh
Scotland’s capital Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new to form the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.
The city’s backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh’s Waterfront make it remarkable. You can explore the city’s exciting new waterfront development, wander through the cosmopolitan streets of the Port of Leith, take a cruise on the River Forth and explore the rugged terrain of the volcanic Arthur’s Seat.
Situated at the end of Royal Mile, perched on top of extinct volcano Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle is the most iconic building in the city offering unparalleled views of Edinburgh. Once inside you can explore some of the oldest and most important buildings of the city, including St Margaret's Chapel, The National War Memorial and the Half Moon Battery, and the magnificent Grand Hall housing Scotland's Crown Jewels.
Only a short bus ride from the city centre and home to over 1,000 animals – including the UK's only giant pandas – is Edinburgh Zoo situated in its beautiful parkland setting.
Mercat Tours offer exclusive access to the renowned Blair Street Underground Vaults, a world hidden underneath the streets of the city centre, full of goulish and gory tales of the residents who lived here hundreds of years ago. You can also uncover Edinburgh's grisly history at The Edinburgh Dungeon and hear enthralling stories on a tour of Mary King’s Close, a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
For culture vultures there are so many National Galleries – Scottish, Portrait and Modern Art! Then there’s the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Royal Botanic Garden and of course the renowned Scotch Whisky Experience.