Best activities in Edinburgh

Check out the top activities in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. National Museum of Scotland
1. National Museum of Scotland
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669 local reviews
Chambers St
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 300 123 6789
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Kat
TO DO: This museum has appeal for all. It's permanent exhibits are of a world class standards and cover…
Sarah
A huge collection from past and present day Scotland and the world. Learn about natural history, Scottish…
Olivia
You can learn all about Scotland's past from the age of chivalry through to the industrial revolution and…
1. National Museum of Scotland
1. National Museum of Scotland
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669 local reviews
Chambers St
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 300 123 6789
Kat
Kat
TO DO: This museum has appeal for all. It's permanent exhibits are of a world class standards and cover subjects ranging from communication…
Sarah
Sarah
A huge collection from past and present day Scotland and the world. Learn about natural history, Scottish inventions, Scottish history and…
Olivia
Olivia
You can learn all about Scotland's past from the age of chivalry through to the industrial revolution and beyond. You'll also find diverse…
2. Arthur's Seat
2. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
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Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Sarah
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Johanna
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
2. Arthur's Seat
2. Arthur's Seat
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978 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Adrian
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Sarah
Sarah
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Johanna
Johanna
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
3. The Meadows
3. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Laura
This is a large park, right next to edinburgh university. This park is great to walk around and soak in the…
Victoria
One of Edinburgh's most popular parks, and often a hub of activity! On a sunny day, you'll bump into a…
Dougal
One of Edinburgh's most popular parks, and often a hub of activity! On a sunny day, you'll bump into a…
3. The Meadows
3. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
Laura
Laura
This is a large park, right next to edinburgh university. This park is great to walk around and soak in the view of Arthur's seat in the…
Victoria
Victoria
One of Edinburgh's most popular parks, and often a hub of activity! On a sunny day, you'll bump into a plethora of locals out enjoying the…
Dougal
Dougal
One of Edinburgh's most popular parks, and often a hub of activity! On a sunny day, you'll bump into a plethora of locals out enjoying the…
4. National Museum of Scotland
4. National Museum of Scotland
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43 local reviews
National Museum of Scotland
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Colin
The Museum holds a huge collection from past and present day Scotland and the world. Learn about natural…
Marianne
Fantastic rainy day activity for kids and adults alike! See the life size dinosaur skeleton on the ground…
Elaine
The National Museum of Scotland is a free museum detailing the history of Scotland and the wider world with…
4. National Museum of Scotland
4. National Museum of Scotland
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43 local reviews
National Museum of Scotland
Colin
Colin
The Museum holds a huge collection from past and present day Scotland and the world. Learn about natural history, Scottish inventions,…
Marianne
Marianne
Fantastic rainy day activity for kids and adults alike! See the life size dinosaur skeleton on the ground floor. Also really interesting…
Elaine
Elaine
The National Museum of Scotland is a free museum detailing the history of Scotland and the wider world with activities for all ages, great…
5. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
5. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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598 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Peter
Located close by; the Royal Botanical Garden offers an incredible garden with all sorts of activities such as…
Louisa
A wonderful place for not just plant lovers. Peaceful, tranquil, informative and interesting. Often an art…
Kate
It has everything for everyone. Outside and indoor space, exhibitions, a great cafe and restaurant and there…
5. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
5. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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598 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
Peter
Peter
Located close by; the Royal Botanical Garden offers an incredible garden with all sorts of activities such as house gardening tutorials to…
Louisa
Louisa
A wonderful place for not just plant lovers. Peaceful, tranquil, informative and interesting. Often an art exhibition or event on the…
Kate
Kate
It has everything for everyone. Outside and indoor space, exhibitions, a great cafe and restaurant and there are often lots of activities…
6. The Royal Mile
6. The Royal Mile
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97 local reviews
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Route
James
Edinburgh's Old Town is the oldest area of the city. Streets, or 'closes', usually run off The Royal Mile, the…
Patrick
Main street that runs from Edinburgh castle to Holyrood house (the Queen's residence in Edinburgh). Full of…
Barbara
Edinburgh Castle at the top and Holyrood Palace at the bottom with a wealth of history, activities and shops…
6. The Royal Mile
6. The Royal Mile
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97 local reviews
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
James
James
Edinburgh's Old Town is the oldest area of the city. Streets, or 'closes', usually run off The Royal Mile, the traditional High Street of…
Patrick
Patrick
Main street that runs from Edinburgh castle to Holyrood house (the Queen's residence in Edinburgh). Full of shops and restaurants, a must…
Barbara
Barbara
Edinburgh Castle at the top and Holyrood Palace at the bottom with a wealth of history, activities and shops inbetween.
7. Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
7. Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
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20 local reviews
Biggar Rd
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 445 4433
StorePoint of interestEstablishment
Colin
Dry ski slope plus other outdoor activities. Great access on to the Pentland Hills Regional Park.
Kerry
Try skiing on the longest dry slope in the UK. Other fun activities like tubing also available.
7. Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
7. Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
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20 local reviews
Biggar Rd
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 445 4433
Colin
Colin
Dry ski slope plus other outdoor activities. Great access on to the Pentland Hills Regional Park.
Kerry
Kerry
Try skiing on the longest dry slope in the UK. Other fun activities like tubing also available.
8. Cluny Activities
8. Cluny Activities
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5 local reviews
Cluny Activities
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 1592 720374
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Liam
A range of activities on offer including segways, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifles, driving range…
Linda
Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free…
Vikki
Great fun for some clay pigeon shooting, golf, segways and kid's activities.
8. Cluny Activities
8. Cluny Activities
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5 local reviews
Cluny Activities
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 1592 720374
Liam
Liam
A range of activities on offer including segways, archery, clay pigeon shooting, air rifles, driving range. They also have a good sized 9…
Linda
Linda
Play Naturally outdoor area and activities such as clay pigeon shooting, golf and archery! Restaurant, free parking and excellent disabled…
Vikki
Vikki
Great fun for some clay pigeon shooting, golf, segways and kid's activities.
9. Salisbury Crags
9. Salisbury Crags
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19 local reviews
Salisbury Crags
Natural featureEstablishment
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Kristina
Holyrood park is walking distance from the flat, just past the Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile. The…
9. Salisbury Crags
9. Salisbury Crags
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19 local reviews
Salisbury Crags
Adrian
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Kristina
Kristina
Holyrood park is walking distance from the flat, just past the Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile. The park is a large area of steep…
10. Edinburgh
10. Edinburgh
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45 local reviews
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
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Greta
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. There are lots of tourist activities, beautiful oldtown, brathtaking…
10. Edinburgh
10. Edinburgh
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45 local reviews
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Greta
Greta
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. There are lots of tourist activities, beautiful oldtown, brathtaking view from Holyrood park, beach,…
11. Princes Street
11. Princes Street
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283 local reviews
Princes St
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Giovanni
Princes street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Edinburgh. There are 5-star restaurants,…
Mark
A hub of activity with various shops and restaurants. Rose street which runs parallel to Princes Street also…
11. Princes Street
11. Princes Street
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283 local reviews
Princes St
Giovanni
Giovanni
Princes street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Edinburgh. There are 5-star restaurants, bars, shopping centres and just…
Mark
Mark
A hub of activity with various shops and restaurants. Rose street which runs parallel to Princes Street also offers some lovely shops to…
12. Summerhall
12. Summerhall
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97 local reviews
Summerhall Pl
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 560 1580
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Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of…
Kerry
Oddly eclectic arts venue, for off the beaten track art exhibitions, events and performances - it's a festival…
12. Summerhall
12. Summerhall
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97 local reviews
Summerhall Pl
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+44 131 560 1580
Siddharthas
Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh,…
Kerry
Kerry
Oddly eclectic arts venue, for off the beaten track art exhibitions, events and performances - it's a festival venue, so a hive of activity…