Edinburgh - Things Not To Miss


Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. It is perched on top of a number of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat land of the Lothians. Combine this with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the North and you cannot deny the setting is spectacular. With a rich heritage and fantastic culture, Edinburgh is globally known as one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. Home to four universities, and more than 103,000 students, Edinburgh is a brilliant city in which to study, ranked second best student city in the UK by QS Best Student Cities.

Things Not to Miss in Edinburgh

From climbing Arthur’s seat, to experiencing outdoor bar socialising at Grassmarket, there’s plenty for students to do in Scotland’s capital. Here is a short list of some of the attractions, places and events not to miss.

Edinburgh Castle

Dominating the city’s skyline, this picturesque castle is a must-see when in Edinburgh. It has housed a number of Scottish Monarchs and has a rich and intriguing history.

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Edinburgh Castle. Photo by VisitScotland.

Edinburgh Zoo

Home to the UK’s only giant pandas, this superb visitor attraction also hosts more than 1000 rare and beautiful animals.

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Meerkat at Edinburgh Zoo. Photo by VisitScotland.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Rated as Scotland’s number 1 visitor attraction, this magnificent ship has played host to some of the world’s most famous people and was used by the Royal Family for over 40 years.

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Royal Yacht Britannia. Photo by VisitScotland.

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