If you are hiring one of our motorhomes in Edinburgh this spring we have put together a few of Edinburgh’s top attractions for all the family.
HARRY POTTER MAGICAL GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Enjoy a harry porter themed walk across Edinburgh. See the city where JK Rowling found inspiration for Hogwarts and discover the places that she wrote her books. On the guided walk you will pass JK Rowling’s golden hand prints outside the city chambers, the tour Lasts around 2 hours. For the map follow this link.
You can enjoy this fantastic castle and its panoramic views of the beautiful city free of charge, the castle is running guided tours for free and the ticket is valid for 1 day.
The highlights of the tour are
• To learn the history of the Scottish monarchs
• You can also listen to the firing of the one o clock gun
• See the stone of destiny, crown jewels and a lot more
After your tour why not visit one of the three gift shops that stock some amazing memorabilia exclusive to Edinburgh castle. There are two cafes serving hot meals for lunch.
THE SCOTTISH WHISKY EXPERIENCE
The silver tour is a guided tour of the largest collection of Scottish whiskey, the tour includes: whiskey barrel ride, introduction to the aromas in whiskey(irn bru)for the under 18s, viewing of the world largest collection of Scottish whiskey and a crystal whiskey glass prices for all the tours can be found here here
ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA
Step aboard the famous ship and explore Britannia’s five decks with a free audio tour for adults and children. For admission charges and opening times follow the link here included in the tour you can see where Prince William and Prince harry spent their summer holidays.
Edinburgh zoo is set in 82 acres of woodland, at Edinburgh zoo they have over 1000 rare and endangered animals. The main attractions at Edinburgh zoo are the giant panda exhibit, penguin rock, and Edinburgh zoo gardens. The zoo does host a number of workshops and events which run daily to see more about these work shops see here
THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS SCOTLAND
The national museum in Scotland has over 800 objects from prehistory to the present day the museum has a grand gallery where on display is the 12 foot long south pacific feast bowl to a 19th century lighthouse lens.
WINDOW ON THE WORLD
In this section of the museum you’ll meet the scots whose ideas and leadership took them across the world. Some of the oldest Egyptian coffins, vast lime stone murals and the oldest surviving television can be seen in this area of the museum.
ARTS OF CERAMICS
This part of the museum is home to some fascinating art and fashion including work by Vivienne Westwood, zandra Rhodes, jean muir and the famous pringle of Scotland, do not miss the rare artist proof by Picasso designed in 1954. If you are looking for somewhere to eat In the museum there are 2 restaurants the tower restaurant and balcony café open from 10am to 5pm serving home baked cakes and cold snacks.
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