Cruise to the Athens of the North

To discover Edinburgh begin at its historic heart, with a walk down The Royal Mile.

Take it from the top, at Edinburgh Castle perched above the city, for a look at the view, the crown jewels, and the Stone of Destiny on which Scottish monarchs were crowned.

At the far end of the mile is the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence when in Scotland.

Buildings steeped in history, with fascinating stories to tell, line the route between them. Outside the city are numerous impressive stately homes with beautiful grounds and gardens.

And for those itching to get out on the links, there is no better place than this, the land where golf was born.

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With three of its sides virtually unassailable, Edinburgh Castle has dominated over Edinburgh since the 5th century. Inside the castle, view the regalia of Scottish Monarchs—the crown, scepter, and sword are on display in the Crown Room.  Or simply enjoy the sweeping view of the city below.


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Located at the end of Royal Mile, Scotland’s premier Royal Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II when visiting Scotland. The Palace has a long and interesting history to discover, having been burned several times, with only the great tower surviving. 

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City of Edinburgh & Castle

City of Edinburgh & Castle

Start your panoramic sightseeing of Edinburgh with a visit to the castle, home of Scottish kings and queens for centuries. Travelling through the Old Town, see the historical area known as `Royal Mile`. Visit St. Giles Cathedraland the Palace of Holyrood House, Scotland's premier Royal Palace.

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Country Code: +44


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