Best tours in Edinburgh

Check out the top tours in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 552 7171
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Jon
Enjoy a gentle stroll through Edinburgh’s stunning botanic gardens and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents thr…
Rafael
Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is the second oldest such garden in Britain. Within its magnificent 70-acres …
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popul…
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 552 7171
Jon
Jon
Enjoy a gentle stroll through Edinburgh’s stunning botanic gardens and enjoy the sights, sounds and scents throughout the changing seasons. …
Rafael
Rafael
Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is the second oldest such garden in Britain. Within its magnificent 70-acres are a herbarium and Britain's …
Toby
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The lav…
2. The Oxford Bar
2. The Oxford Bar
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9 local reviews
8 Young St, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 539 7119
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Moira
Ian Rankin's books immortalised a basic pub where tourists join locals for real ale and bar lunches. A must f…
Cally
Ian Rankin's books immortalised a basic pub where tourists join locals for real ale and bar lunches.
Mark
Favourite pub of Novelist Ian Rankin's character Inspector Rebus.
2. The Oxford Bar
2. The Oxford Bar
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9 local reviews
8 Young St, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 539 7119
Moira
Moira
Ian Rankin's books immortalised a basic pub where tourists join locals for real ale and bar lunches. A must for Rebus fans.
Cally
Cally
Ian Rankin's books immortalised a basic pub where tourists join locals for real ale and bar lunches.
Mark
Mark
Favourite pub of Novelist Ian Rankin's character Inspector Rebus.
3. Palace of Holyrood House
3. Palace of Holyrood House
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166 local reviews
Canongate, EDINBURGH
Closed now
0131 556 5100
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Bettina
Another place to learn a fantastic amount about scottish history and a great amount about the royal family. Ho…
Carol
The Palace of Holyroodhouse was built in 1128 and served as the main residence for the Kings and Queens of Sco…
Noreen
A tour of the Queen’s official palace in Scotland will show you more tapestries, paintings and plasterwork tha…
3. Palace of Holyrood House
3. Palace of Holyrood House
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166 local reviews
Canongate, EDINBURGH
Closed now
0131 556 5100
Bettina
Bettina
Another place to learn a fantastic amount about scottish history and a great amount about the royal family. Holyrood Palace up to this date …
Carol
Carol
The Palace of Holyroodhouse was built in 1128 and served as the main residence for the Kings and Queens of Scotland from the 15th century on…
Noreen
Noreen
A tour of the Queen’s official palace in Scotland will show you more tapestries, paintings and plasterwork than you can shake a sceptre at, …
4. Our Dynamic Earth
4. Our Dynamic Earth
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66 local reviews
112-116 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 550 7800
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Gill
For families really. Kids love the tour back in time to when the earth began. Good special effects and educa…
Joanne
It's a great big white dome full of science based stuff. And on a nice day you can sit out side on the steps a…
James
Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the s…
4. Our Dynamic Earth
4. Our Dynamic Earth
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66 local reviews
112-116 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 550 7800
Gill
Gill
For families really. Kids love the tour back in time to when the earth began. Good special effects and educational.
Joanne
Joanne
It's a great big white dome full of science based stuff. And on a nice day you can sit out side on the steps and look at other people sittin…
James
James
Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. It is a…
5. Museum of Scotland
5. Museum of Scotland
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317 local reviews
Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
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Sam
Scotland's most visited attraction, ahead of the castle. It's free, it's exciting for kids, it's out of the r…
Maria
This recently refurbished but still appealingly eccentric palace of wonder is a mad dash through the history o…
Raffaele
This recently refurbished but still appealingly eccentric palace of wonder is a mad dash through the history o…
5. Museum of Scotland
5. Museum of Scotland
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317 local reviews
Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
Sam
Sam
Scotland's most visited attraction, ahead of the castle. It's free, it's exciting for kids, it's out of the rain. Tour guides study it.
Maria
Maria
This recently refurbished but still appealingly eccentric palace of wonder is a mad dash through the history of the world and everything in …
Raffaele
Raffaele
This recently refurbished but still appealingly eccentric palace of wonder is a mad dash through the history of the world and everything in …
6. The Royal Yacht Britannia
6. The Royal Yacht Britannia
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132 local reviews
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 555 5566
Establishment
Farai
Built on Clydeside, the former Royal Yacht Britannia was the British royal family's floating holiday home duri…
Martha
Admission times Please note: Times specified are opening time - last admission time. January - March 10.00-1…
Noreen
Despite the indignity of being tethered next to a shopping mall, Britannia is a class act. Presented as if the…
6. The Royal Yacht Britannia
6. The Royal Yacht Britannia
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132 local reviews
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 555 5566
Farai
Farai
Built on Clydeside, the former Royal Yacht Britannia was the British royal family's floating holiday home during their foreign travels from …
Martha
Martha
Admission times Please note: Times specified are opening time - last admission time. January - March 10.00-15.30 April - June 09.30-16.30 …
Noreen
Noreen
Despite the indignity of being tethered next to a shopping mall, Britannia is a class act. Presented as if the Royal family and crew have ju…
7. Concrete Wardrobe
7. Concrete Wardrobe
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19 local reviews
50A Broughton Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 558 7130
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Mairi
Of the beaten track, this is an interesting wee shop run by two textile designer/makers. Stocking original wor…
Fiona
Lovely quirky gifts and untouristy Scottish products.
James
I co run this space and when you come stay at the Leith Loft in Edinburgh I will automatically give you a 10% …
7. Concrete Wardrobe
7. Concrete Wardrobe
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19 local reviews
50A Broughton Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 558 7130
Mairi
Mairi
Of the beaten track, this is an interesting wee shop run by two textile designer/makers. Stocking original work made by people working or tr…
Fiona
Fiona
Lovely quirky gifts and untouristy Scottish products.
James
James
I co run this space and when you come stay at the Leith Loft in Edinburgh I will automatically give you a 10% discount on spends above and b…
8. The Queen's Hall
8. The Queen's Hall
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16 local reviews
85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 668 2019
Establishment
Susan
The Queen's Hall offers a wide range of events to tempt you all year round - classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock…
Raffaele
The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue, situated on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally bu…
Conrad
Great venue for live music
8. The Queen's Hall
8. The Queen's Hall
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16 local reviews
85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 668 2019
Susan
Susan
The Queen's Hall offers a wide range of events to tempt you all year round - classical, jazz, blues, pop, rock, world, folk and comedy. Dur…
Raffaele
Raffaele
The Queen's Hall is a 900-capacity music venue, situated on Clerk Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Originally built in 1823 as Hope Park Chape…
Conrad
Conrad
Great venue for live music
9. Festival Theatre Edinburgh
9. Festival Theatre Edinburgh
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31 local reviews
13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh
0131 529 6000
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Sara
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland us…
Graeme
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland us…
Raffaele
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland us…
9. Festival Theatre Edinburgh
9. Festival Theatre Edinburgh
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31 local reviews
13-29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh
0131 529 6000
Sara
Sara
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland used primarily for performances …
Graeme
Graeme
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland used primarily for performances …
Raffaele
Raffaele
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland used primarily for performances …
10. City Art Centre
10. City Art Centre
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5 local reviews
2 Market Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 529 3993
Art galleryStoreEstablishment
Susanne & John
Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography. Cafe.
Sara
Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography.
Gill
Good contemporary art gallery - mugs, cushions, jewellery make interesting ideas for souvenirs?
10. City Art Centre
10. City Art Centre
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5 local reviews
2 Market Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 529 3993
Susanne & John
Susanne & John
Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography. Cafe.
Sara
Sara
Large exhibition space for art exhibitions and touring shows of design and photography.
Gill
Gill
Good contemporary art gallery - mugs, cushions, jewellery make interesting ideas for souvenirs?
11. Edinburgh Castle
11. Edinburgh Castle
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364 local reviews
Castle Hill, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 225 9846
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Lucie
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently vot…
Calum
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently vot…
Zee
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently vot…
11. Edinburgh Castle
11. Edinburgh Castle
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364 local reviews
Castle Hill, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 225 9846
Lucie
Lucie
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction …
Calum
Calum
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction …
Zee
Zee
The castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction …
12. Arthur's Seat
12. Arthur's Seat
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446 local reviews
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Natural feature
Catherine
The famous peak in the centre of the city, super impressive to look at but not actually as big as it seems! Le…
Claire
After a trip to Edinburgh most people who know the city will ask if you climbed Arthur's Seat. If you have th…
Ian
Arthur's Seat is an old extinct volcano. It is quite steep and I would recommend wearing a decent pair of sho…
12. Arthur's Seat
12. Arthur's Seat
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446 local reviews
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh
Catherine
Catherine
The famous peak in the centre of the city, super impressive to look at but not actually as big as it seems! Leaving my flat you can be at th…
Claire
Claire
After a trip to Edinburgh most people who know the city will ask if you climbed Arthur's Seat. If you have the time and inclination I would…
Ian
Ian
Arthur's Seat is an old extinct volcano. It is quite steep and I would recommend wearing a decent pair of shoes. It gets quite busy in the…