A bustling and vibrant city, steeped in history and host to a variety of colourful festivals throughout the year, there is no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh. At SGH Golf, we also cater for non-golfers and provide some information of how to fill your time when off the golf course. We have chosen the top 5 Edinburgh Tourist Attractions for you.
1. The Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the
Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the
world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty
to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
2. Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western
Europe, Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city it is sure to
capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.
3. Arthur’s Seat
Roam through a city park like no other. Holyrood Park’s dramatic hills and
crags shape Edinburgh’s unforgettable skyline, and its history and
archaeology span thousands of years. Arthur’s Seat, the park’s highest
point, is the remains of a volcano, and stone and flint tools found here reveal human activity as far back as 5000 BC.
4. National Museum of Scotland
The diverse collections will take you on a journey of discovery through the
history of Scotland and around the world, taking in the wonders of nature,
art, design and fashion and science and technology – all under one roof.
5. Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish royal
history. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at
the end of the city’s Royal Mile. Explore the palace’s close associations with
some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen
of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The
Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.