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Top 5 things to see in Edinburgh – Part 2

Top 5 things to see in Edinburgh – Part 2

Dearest friends, here we are again, roaming the green moors of Scotland and hoping to cover, as promised, the remaining attractions on our Top 5 things to see in Edinburgh – Part 2 list.

Last time, we talked about intellectual delights that one can enjoy during their stay in the capital city of Scotland. And they were two indoors attractions: the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery.

Well, today, I was thinking we might like to stay outdoors for a change. Let’s see what there is to see!

  1. The Edinburgh Zoo is the ideal place to visit if you are traveling with your family. Among the over 1000 animals from around the world that are residents of the Zoo, you can make friends with the giant panda or dance with the penguins like in “Happy Feet”.
  1. The Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh offers a glimpse into paradise. Founded in the year 1670, it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful gardens in the world spread across over 70 acres of tranquil and marvelous land just outside the roaring center of the capital city.
  1. The last stop we suggest in our tour is Edinburgh Castle, an architectural beauty worth visiting both from the outside and the inside. It is a wonderful medieval castle perched at the top of an extinct volcano and dating back to the 12th century. The castle is the most visited paid attraction in Scotland, welcoming over 1 million visitors each year. For all those of you who genuinely love both beauty and history, there is much to be said about other castles in Scotland as well, such as Stirling Castle or the wonderful Fraser Castle.

To enjoy Scotland to the full, you should rent a car in Edinburgh and come visit!