Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit at any time of year; it is small and intimate enough to allow the visitor to wander through its streets absorbing its architecture and atmosphere. Though if time is short, or the terrain too challenging, a great way of getting an overview of the City is to take a bus tour – several companies offer these – and it is possible to buy a day ticket which allows you to hop on and off at will.

We have listed attractions here that are open for all or most of the year but please check opening times. If you are interested in seeing interiors that are not generally open to the public Doors Open Day in September each year offers visitors the opportunity to visit a wide range of buildings from the Old to the New.

  • City Sightseeing Edinburgh – 0131 555 6363
  • Mac Tours – 0131 556 2244
  • The Majestic Tour – 0131 220 0770
  • Guide Friday – 0131 220 0770

A variety of walking tours is also possible depending upon your interests. Companies such as Auld Reekie Tours www.auldreekietours.com and Mercat Tours offer a range of Ghost Tours through the Old Town. The Edinburgh Tourist Guides Association offer private guided walking or coach tours www.edinburghtourguides.com which can be tailored to your particular interests. A daily 10am walking tour of the Royal Mile that anyone can book on to at www.etga.co.uk is also recommended.