159
trips planned in the last hour
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

The Most Interesting Historical Places in Edinburgh

Plan your next trip here

Historical Places in Edinburgh

Castle
Edinburgh Castle , Edinburgh
4.4
A major monument of Scottish heritage and one of the world's most striking fortresses, Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline. Sitting
Tours from $18
Castle
4.5
Finish your stroll down Edinburgh's Royal Mile by touring the stately Scottish residence of the British monarch, Palace of Holyroodhouse. The
Tours from $21
St Giles' Cathedral , Edinburgh
4.6
Referred to as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, St Giles' Cathedral is the city's principal place of worship. Located on the Royal Mile, the cathe
Tours from $12
  • ©
4.3
Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
Prepare to be scared silly on a 1-hour ghost bus tour around Edinburgh’s ghoulish haunts. Under the guidance of a creepy onboard conductor, cruise around Edinburgh’s most terrifying and impressive sights, such as Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Ride in a double-decker 'Routemaster' vintage bus and feel your hairs stand on end as you hear shocking tales of grisly executions, unspeakable tortures and grim grave robbers. Discover the city’s sinister side and steel yourself for some frights on board.
Book on Viator from $26
4.1
Experience 17th-century Edinburgh by touring The Real Mary King's Close. This collection of underground alleyways features buildings dating b
Tours from $11
Rosslyn Chapel , Roslin
4.6
A location associated with the Knights Templar, Rosslyn Chapel is the setting for many stories involving alternative histories. However, thes
Tours from $50

Plan your trip to Edinburgh

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.

Recommended Edinburgh tours

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
20 million rooms are at your fingertips!
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close