A Weekend in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city that has something to offer everyone. from its rich history and culture to its stunning scenery, there is no shortage of things to see and do on a weekend in Edinburgh.

If you are planning a weekend in Edinburgh here is a suggested itinary.

Weekend in Edinburgh Day 1

Morning: Start your day with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. This iconic castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scotland and for good reason. The castle offers stunning views of the city and its many exhibits tell the story of Edinburgh’s fascinating history.

Weekend in Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle

Afternoon: After your visit to the castle take a walk down the Royal Mile. this historic street is home to many of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, including Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament Building.

Palace of Holyroodhouse
Scottish P?arliament Building

Evening: In the evening enjoy a traditional Scottish meal at one of the many restaurants in the Old Town. After dinner head to the Royal Mile for some live music or a nightcap.

Weekend in Edinburgh Day 2

Morning: Start your second day with a visit to the National Museum of Scotland. This museum houses a vast collection of artifacts from Scotland’s history, including everything from prehistoric fossils to modern artifacts.

Afternoon: After your visit to the museum, take a walk through Princes Street Gardens. This beautiful park is located in the heart of Edinburgh and offers a great place to relax and enjoy the city’s scenery.

Weekend in Edinburgh Princess Street gardens

Evening: In the evening take a walk up Arthur’s Seat. This extinct volcano offers stunning views of the city and is a great way to end your weekend in Edinburgh.

weekend iln Edinburgh Royal Mile
Royal Mile and the Tron Kirk

Additional Tips and Suggestions

This is just a suggested itinerary of course. There are many other things to see and do in Edinburgh so feel free to explore and find your own favourites. No matter what you choose to do you are sure to have a memorable weekend in this beautiful city.

Here are some additional tips for planning your weekend in Edinburgh.

  1. Book your flights and accommodation in advance especially if you are traveling during peak season.Purchase a City Pass or Explorer Pass to save money on admission to popular attractions
  2. Pack for all types of weather as the weather in Edinburgh can be unpredictable
  3. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.
  4. Bring a camera to capture all of your memories

With a little planning you can have a wonderful weekend in Edinburgh, so what are you waiting for? Start planning for your trip today.

A few more attractions for you

Edinburgh walk for first time visitors

A river cruise to Inchcolm Island on the Firth of Forth

Camera Obscura World of Illusions on the Royal Mile