Though it has plenty of attractions, Edinburgh is actually a fairly compact city.  Visitors will want to bring their walking shoes though, as there are a number of hills to navigate as you make your way around town.  With most must-see places located within the Old Town and New Town (roughly a 15-minute walk apart), Edinburgh is a city that’s probably best seen on foot.  Click “Next” to see a list of things to see and do in Edinburgh.

1. Edinburgh Castle

Home to the Edinburgh tattoo – and some pretty amazing views – Edinburgh castle is a royal fortress located on one of the highest points in the city.  Continuously in use for 1000 years, the castle is excellently preserved – and the audio guides available on site give visitors an excellent overview of its history.Edinburgh Castle

2. Real Mary King’s Close

After being closed over in the 18th century, Real Mary King’s Close is a wonderful – and well preserved – look at Medieval Scottish life.  Easy to find along the Royal Mile, book tickets in advance if you can, as it can become crowded.  Watch out for ghosts!Real Mary King’s Close