National Museum Of Scotland
The most visited museum outside of London, the National Museum of Scotland ranks as one of the top 10 attractions in the UK. It’s fascinating artifacts; award-winning architecture and knowledgeable guides will take you on a journey of discovery through ancient Scotland. And what’s more it’s completely free!
Once you’ve exhausted all there is to see at the National Museum Of Scotland (if that is even possible) head upstairs for a spot of fine dining at The Tower restaurant. With spectacular rooftop city views, a simple but tasty menu and 5* service it’s the perfect way to end the evening. Plus you’ll get to see the Edinburgh Castle lit up in all its glory, remember to take your camera.
History Walks And Ghost Tours
A trip to Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without a compelling ghost tour. Captivating guides lead you around the city regaling ghoulish stories from years gone by. For the most part the tales are made up but prepare to be utterly convinced by these natural storytellers. There’s a variety of different tours day and night but remember their intention is to frighten, if you have small ones check yours is children appropriate before you set off.
Dominating the skyline, Edinburgh Castle towers over Scotland’s capital city. Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty lived and died in it, and countless generations have been inspired by it. Undoubtedly the most famous of Scottish castles it houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny and the National War Museum of Scotland.
A stones throw from Edinburgh Castle on the historic Royal Mile, The Witchery is a Scottish dining landmark loved by locals, celebrities and tourists alike. Decked out in a traditional gothic décor that could rival Hogwarts, the candle-lit interiors of this highly acclaimed restaurant make for a magical atmosphere. Tables are gold dust, book in advance.
The Statue Of Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became well known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he himself died on 14 January 1872. Today it’s believed that rubbing the statue’s nose will bring good luck. So popular is this theory that the bronze coated statue has worn gold on the nose. An endearing true story the children will enjoy.
Bustling with hotels, restaurants and historical monuments Princes street run straight through the heart of the city. Grab a latte and stroll around the shops or a grassy spot in one of the famous gardens for a scenic picnic like no other…
Skip the cobbles and explore the city in style with the seven seat BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. Plus with BMW Navigation Plus, you can use its on-board Concierge Services to book last-minute tables at the restaurant of your choice.
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