Built in 1103, Edinburgh castle has been a royal residence and a military base found in the heart of the city. Bursting with history and artefacts there really is something for everyone. From the Royal Palace to The Great Hall, from The Stone of Destiny to the Crown Jewels, even the youngest of visitor will be enchanted by its tale. A must see attraction for any visitor.

Arthurs Seat in Holyrood Park is the remnants of an extinct volcano which erupted over 340 million years ago. This hill (250.5 m or 822 ft) is popular with hillwalkers and tourists alike and offers unspoiled spectacular views across the city.

The national Museum of Scotland showcases the diversity that is Scotland’s history. Exhibits range from Art, Design and Fashion, the Natural World to Science and Technology. There is also a few hands on exhibitions for the little ones to spark their creativity and imagination. All conveniently located in the heart of the city.

If you are looking for the best month to visit Edinburgh in, then it has to be August! As for three weeks in August, the city of Edinburgh welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe, all coming together to celebrate the festival known as The Edinburgh Fringe. This festival really does have something for all ages, from baby ballet to adult comedy shows. It is a firm favourite which we return to year after year.

Travelling to Edinburgh by Ferry

There is only one ferry port to Edinburgh and that is Cairnryan Ferry Terminal. This ferry terminal is approximately 203km away (127 miles) which would be a pleasant drive allowing you to explore the Scottish countryside, taking around 3 hours. Where ever you live in the world, driving to Edinburgh should be easy with ferries arriving into Scotland from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.