Best Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh

5 places

Holyrood Palace

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh

You can have an audio guide as part of the entrance fee. We recommend claiming it, as it’s very informative and you can skip parts that doesn't interest you. Remember visiting the nearby Holyrood Park.

Princes Street Gardens

Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh

In December and the whole winter the park transforms into a place filled with magic. The Christmas Market is so enticing that it would melt even the iciest heart. It is a great mixture of stalls selling everything to make your Christmas experience complete and seasonal food and drinks to sustain the shopping trip.

Mary King's Close

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh

With a costumed character tour guide based on a one time resident, your group will explore this underground site, hearing these fascinating stories. Tours run every 15 minutes from 10 AM throughout the year and prebooking is strongly recommended in advance for this popular attraction.

Camera Obscura

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh

Don't miss the Aladdin's Cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences and unbelievable effects to experience and interact with. Get involved, play and touch everything!

Edinburgh Castle

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh

The One O'Clock Gun is a time signal, fired every day except for Sunday at precisely 1 PM. Don’t miss this spectacle.