Staycation in Edinburgh: 6 things to do in the Scottish capital.
EDINBURGH is a terrific spot to staycation and one of the most popular UK cities for weekend getaways. What are the greatest things to do in Edinburgh this summer, with the majority of Britons staying in the UK?
The Scottish capital has always been a popular weekend retreat for Brits looking for a quick and simple getaway. But the city has a lot more to offer than great bars and Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh may surprise its tourists in all the nicest ways, from spirit tastings – and not just whisky – to beach time.
Visitors to Edinburgh may all go to Edinburgh Castle or Princes Street, but there is more to see and do in the city than simply following the crowds to the city’s most well-known tourist attractions.
Britannia is the Royal Yacht of the United Kingdom. Her Majesty the Queen Which? Magazine has chosen the Queen’s old floating home as the finest UK attraction for the past 40 years.
One of the most famous ships in the UK, launched in 1953, sailed over one million nautical miles.
Tourists can visit the perfect floating royal house at the Ocean Terminal in Leith, Edinburgh, where they can see the State Apartments, staff quarters, and even the engine room.
The Palace of Holyrood Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh, is located at the end of the Royal Mile.
The Palace has connections to Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and it is today where the Queen conducts formal engagements in Scotland.
A special exhibit honoring the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s Consort, who died on April 17 this year, is currently on display.
Tasting of Gin Scotland is one of the world’s largest gin manufacturers, which may come as a surprise to some.
Edinburgh has a plethora of distilleries to visit, and a gin tasting should be on the itinerary for any spirit enthusiast visiting the city.
Pickering’s Gin is located in the city, whereas Edinburgh Gin Distillery has two facilities, one in the city and one in Leigh.
Tasting of Whisky A trip to Scotland isn’t complete without sampling some whisky.
With the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s headquarters in Edinburgh, there’s no need to travel to Speyside or the islands to sample the best Scottish whiskies.
On Giles Street, there is the Vaults Members Room and Courtyard, but there is also the “Brinkwire Summary News”.