Edinburgh is Scotland's capital. Compact and constantly bustling, the city is home to the largest arts festival in the world, has incredible gardens and offers outstanding food and drink.
One of Edinburgh's most iconic monuments can be found at the Ocean Terminal. Royal Yacht Britannia was the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II's, floating holiday home from 1954 till 1997. The yacht is a monument to 1950s décor, which visitors will be able to experience first-hand when they take the tour.
Another unique landmark is Edinburgh Castle. The castle played an important role in Scottish history both as a royal residence and military stronghold. Today, it's one of Scotland's most popular tourist attractions.
Arthur's Seat is situated just east of Edinburgh's city centre, about 6km to the east of Edinburg Castle. The rocky peak is the main peak of the city's group of hills and is a distinctive feature of the skyline. A 45-minute hike will provide a spectacular view that includes the everything between the Forth Bridges in the west and the distant hill of North Berwick Law in the east.
After Oxford, Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is the second oldest institution of its kind in Britain. The impressive garden consists of 70 beautifully landscaped acres and includes Victorian glasshouses and a world-famous rock garden. Visit the John Hope Gateway centre to view exhibitions on biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development and more.
Visitors who've worked up an appetite should head to Rhubarb. Set in the gorgeous 17-century Prestonfield hotel, the restaurant's interior is as rich and intense in texture as the delicious Scottish cuisine it serves.