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Day Edinburgh Itinerary

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:28
by tonyburgos
You will probably be hungry by the time you get to your hotel and drop off your luggage, so we recommend going directly to the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh. Here you’ll find numerous restaurants or at least fast-food places (if you arrive very late) to cater for all tastes.

Once you’ve had a nice dinner, we suggest walking to Edinburgh Castle where you’ll be able to see the city’s most visited attraction lit up and dream about visiting it the following day. Next, why not visit the Grassmarket and continue down Cowgate Street. This area has a lovely atmosphere at night and you can stop for a drink in one of its bars or pubs. When you cross under South Bridge (the Cowgate door) you can return to the Royal Mile by any of the streets on the left.

If you aren’t able to do this tour because you’re a bit tired or don't have enough time, we recommend it for another day.
We'll start the day by visiting the most imposing building in Scotland and also the most visited: Edinburgh Castle. To make the most of your first full day in the capital of Scotland, and be able to complete the itinerary, you should be at the Castle before 10 am, so that you don’t have to wait for too long in the queue.

The full visit to the Castle will take three hours; therefore, just before 1 pm be sure to see The One O’Clock Gun. In the fortress don’t miss St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, the Royal Palace, the Honours of Scotland and the prisons.

After leaving the Castle, walk down the Royal Mile until you get to St Giles’ Cathedral, which although not truly a cathedral, is definitely worth seeing from both the exterior and interior.

Re: Day Edinburgh Itinerary

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:05
by TonyB
I agree about the full visit to the Castle will take three hours, however is better if you edinburgh coach hire for to visit; therefore, just before 1 pm be sure to see The One O’Clock Gun. In the fortress don’t miss St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, the Royal Palace, the Honours of Scotland and the prisons.