Your Summer of a Lifetime in Edinburgh

Liam McGarry

June 30, 2021

Edinburgh really is the quaint cultural capital you imagine it to be, and there’s no better time than now to discover its tartan tales and bonnie atmosphere. Your summer in Edinburgh starts here – get to the bottom of Scotland’s fiery whisky tradition, nose around the Queen’s official residences, and descend into myth and mystery beneath the Royal Mile. Auld Reekie is your oyster, your all-butter shortbread and your deep-fried Mars bar!

Scotch Whisky Experience

For a heart-warming time

Why you’ll love it: Whisky (without the e) is Scotland’s amber-hued national drink. The Scotch Whisky Experience allows you to take a sensory journey through all things whisky, right in the heart of Edinburgh. Sample aromas and flavours with an expert guide, and find the whisky that’s right for you!

Royal Yacht Britannia

For a celebrated royal berth

Why you’ll love it: Britannia, the Royal Family’s floating palace, spent close to 50 years in service. Now enjoying a life in retirement, she hosts inquisitive guests from all over the world. Wander freely, taking in the pristine decks and lavish State Room with the aid of audio guides for adults and children.

Real Mary King’s Close

For a deeper understanding

Why you’ll love it: Beneath the clip-clop of the Royal Mile lies a labyrinth of Scottish history.  Real Mary King’s Close is a preserved 17th-century street, complete with shadowy nooks, and costumed residents who are ready to regale you with stories of plague, pestilence, and murder.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

For history and grandeur

Why you’ll love it: By royal invitation, explore 1,000 years of history at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. Walk in the footsteps of storied Scottish royals like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, admiring the impeccable palace and the whispering ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

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