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from £2,106pp
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British Isles

Spacious en-suite accommodation, A fantastic array of dining options, including the grand main dining room with flavours to suit every mood, A range of activities, from relaxing in the adults-only…

15 May 2018 | 13 Nights
Royal Caribbean International : Brilliance of the Seas

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, Edinburgh, Inverness, Greenock, Scotland, Dublin, Holyhead, Cork, St Peter Port, Channel Islands, Dover, Amsterdam, Netherlands

from £3,039pp
Cabin type: Inside

Isles of Enchantment

Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional…

08 June 2018 | 10 Nights
Oceania Cruises : Nautica

Itinerary
Southampton, Newcastle, UK, Edinburgh (from Leith), Scotland, Douglas, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Glasgow, Liverpool, Holyhead, Wales, Dublin, Ireland

from £2,579pp
Cabin type: Inside

British Isles

Breakfast, lunch and dinner available in the main restaurants plus snacks available 24 hours a day in the buffet restaurants, Comedy and drama shows including Shakespeare classics and spectacular…

15 July 2018 | 14 Nights
Cunard : Queen Elizabeth

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Rotterdam, Netherlands, Flamborough Head, Edinburgh, Inverness, Isle Of Skye, Killybegs, Glasgow, Belfast, Liverpool, England, Dublin, Ireland, South Cornwall, St Peter Port, Southampton, Rotterdam,…


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Make the most of your visit


In Edinburgh, there’s as much to do as there is to see. Add these five experiences to your trip checklist…

Arthur's seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Arthur's seat in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh

One o'clock cannon, Edinburgh Castle

One o'clock cannon, Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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1. Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle

Dating back to at least the 12th century, Edinburgh Castle is steeped in history. As well as having been the home of various kings and queens, the Castle has hosted numerous important events over the years and witnessed many sieges. Alongside learning about the Castle’s fascinating history, you'll also have the chance to see Scotland's crown jewels, be dazzled by The Great Hall and witness the firing of the One O’clock Gun. If you're visiting in August, even better – this is when the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo is performed.


2. Enjoy the great outdoors

Holyrood Park is the name given to the array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges, and basalt cliffs to be found at the heart of Edinburgh. With a name said to derive from a King Arthur myth, Arthur’s Seat is the tallest of these hills and one of Edinburgh’s top visitor attractions. Rising above the city to a height of 250 metres (822 feet), the peak offers magnificent views of the city.


3. Board the magnificent Royal Yacht Britannia

The Royal Yacht Britannia served the British Royal family for 44 years, travelling over one million miles and enabling thousands of royal visits. Decommissioned in 1997, the ship is now one of Edinburgh's top tourist attractions. Embark Britannia to discover the ship's fascinating past and learn about all the grand receptions, royal honeymoons and relaxing family holidays that took place on board. See everything from the State Drawing Room to the Queen's Bedroom and from the Sun Lounge to the Admiral's Cabin.


4. Have a whisky

Brimming with quirky pubs and bars, Edinburgh presents plenty of opportunities to sample an authentic Scotch whisky. For those particularly passionate about Scotland’s favourite beverage, there’s The Scotch Whisky Experience. Here, you’ll take a walk through whisky history and see the complete whisky making process in action. You’ll also get to see the centre’s staggering collection of Scotch whiskies and taste some of the regional specialties.


5. Experience Camera Obscura

Don’t miss Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Great fun for all ages, this interactive and hands-on attraction features optical illusions, a vortex tunnel, a mirror maze and a shrinking room. Your ticket also includes access to the building’s rooftop terrace, which offers 360 degree panoramic views of the city – Edinburgh at sunset is a truly breathtaking view.

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