Edinburgh is a city where history is at your fingertips, literally. With all sorts of activities that allow you to interact with the city’s remarkable past, travellers to this ancient capital are in for a treat. Find a place to stay that suits your requirements with Expedia and begin your Scottish adventure.
If the stones of Edinburgh’s many historic buildings and thoroughfares could speak they would have amazing stories to tell. From medieval squalor to the intellectual achievements of the Scottish Enlightenment to construction of the Georgian New Town, Edinburgh has a diverse and intriguing history.
History at Every Corner
Travellers looking to experience Edinburgh’s history first hand will find many great activities on the Royal Mile, the city’s most famous street. Take a trip underground to the city’s hidden network of streets and buildings at Mary King’s Close, where guided tours show how life was lived long ago. A fascinating and haunting experience.
For an insight into Scotland’s premier tipple take a visit to The Scottish Whisky Experience a little further up the Mile, where imaginative tours bring the making of this drink to life.
The Brass Rubbing Centre
And for a unique souvenir why not visit the Brass Rubbing Centre within Chalmers Close which contains old Pictish sculptures which you are permitted to take rubbings from. Great fun for kids!
For hotels near the Brass Rubbing Centre and other great Edinburgh attractions, use the interactive map to find the Edinburgh neighbourhood you prefer – in this case the Old Town.