5 Fun Travel Facts about Edinburgh

Edingburgh's famous castle in the skyline

Edingburgh's famous castle in the skyline


Edinburgh city is a fantastic place to visit for all ages. There is period architecture, plenty of history, guided tours, a Military Tattoo and of course a castle so, along with many other things to do, there are lots of fun travel facts about Edinburgh.

Here we’ve listed our top 5 fun travel facts about the 2nd most visited city in the United Kingdom:


1. The Edinburgh Dungeon

If you want to visit somewhere that offers fun, excitement and a bit of horrible scariness then the Edinburgh Dungeon is a great place to go. Visit in groups, as a family or on your own and you will experience a frightening fast drop ride, regular shows, a torture chamber and much more. A great day out for the family and wonderfully un-scary food to delight everybody in the Hard Rock Cafe.

The Edinburgh Dungeon is situated next to Waverley Station on Market Street. Online discounts are available when planning your day in advance.



2. The Edinburgh Experience

Situated in the City Observatory, the Edinburgh Experience showcases vibrant images of the city, has a 3D film of the city and its attractions – a multi-media show spectacular, and takes visitors on a journey through Edinburgh’s history from its origins. A fun way to take an hour two to explore history, architecture and experience the city from within the Observatory. Find the building next to Caltron Hill. Entrance is around £1.20


3. The Jelly Club

For families that prefer to have an afternoon or morning off sightseeing, The Jelly Club is a fabulously fun indoor activity centre which is great for those rainy days, or simply for the adults to take time out while the little ones wear themselves out.

A toy village, climbing wall and inflatable assault course – there’s nothing more the parents need after a busy sightseeing day than to relax with a coffee whilst the kids have fun and frolics in a safe environment. Find it on Peffermill Road.


4. Bus & Boat Tours

Explore Edinburghs historical streets and discover its majestic buildings and cobbled streets with a guided tour. Usually humorous and interesting, the tours will take you around the Royal Mile, through the new town and across to see the Forth Bridges.

Lasting from an hour to a half day, the tours are a great way to spend time learning about the historic city.


5. Fun and Free

Loads to do for free – save your pennies to spend in one of Edinburghs fantastic restaurants. Take a climb up to Arthurs seat (in Holyrood Park), visit the Museum of Childhood or go and find the sculpture of Greyfriars Bobby – sweet, and you can tell the kids his history and why he’s so famous.