OrangeSmile Tours Best destinations around the world - Travel Guide

City break in Edinburgh. Active leisure ideas for Edinburgh - attractions, recreation and nightlife

UNESCO World Heritage Site Edinburgh Edinburgh is not distinguished by large choice of entertainments, and noisy nightlife. This city will be more pleasant to those tourists, who like relaxing in tranquil surroundings. Nevertheless, on the territory of Edinburgh there are several institutions that are worth visiting, especially for fans of night walks. The Vaults Bar is open until late at night. This place will be loved by fans of music. Here you can listen to music of different styles, enjoy exotic cocktails and original snacks. Fans of hot club parties should move their feet to Espionage Club, where they will be able to listen to modern music, dance and enjoy signature cocktails. A cafe with the same name is situated next to the club. It also works until late evening.
The most prestigious and expensive hotels of Edinburgh can be found in the old town area. The Scotsman Hotel occupies a special place in that list. Guests of this hotel will have an … Open
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are best days to visit Cafe City 2 that hosts colorful parties. What’s really nice – the entrance to these parties is absolutely free. Dance lovers will surely like the night club named Venue Night. Here to the service of guests are offered three huge dance areas located on different floors. The Bongo club often hosts performances by famous DJ's. Here you will hear music of absolutely different styles. Cabaret Voltaire is another first class night club. The location of the club is more than unusual - the club works in ancient underground caves. Cabaret Voltaire accepts visitors seven days a week and never ceases to amaze guests by interesting entertainments.
Edinburgh is a perfect place for golf lovers. On the territory of the city and its surroundings are organized numerous golf clubs that always welcome new visitors. There are also sports centers in Edinburgh. They will also not disappoint devotees of active pastime. Copyright
The opening of the historic The Balmoral Hotel took place in 1902. Nowadays, the hotel is one of the most important symbols of Edinburgh. The hotel is located in the very heart of the city, … Open
Edinburgh always attracted tourists from all over the world by its mysterious and surprising legends. The ancient houses and locks, shrouded in dense fog, and also numerous sights attract millions of tourists every year here. Our team compiled for you the most optimum must-do list in Edinburgh, where you will enjoy the beauty of the city and plunge into its fantastic atmosphere more deeply. Perhaps, we shouldn't even say where you must glance, getting acquainted with the capital of whiskey. The well-known the Scotch Whisky Experience museum allows learning everything about the technology and traditions of its preparation. You will see the largest collection of whiskey in the world and also will try the well-known one-malt grades. You will find the best shops of this drink on Royal Mile.
Edinburgh Panorama: Holyrood The Edinburgh Castle already for many hundreds of years remains the main historical symbol of the city. But not all the tourists know about its unique hidden sights. Fans of mystical stories are in love with the so-called Edinburgh dungeons, known as the Mary King's Close. The street was converted into the quarantine zone, where hundreds of people were brought every day, condemning to be completely isolated from the world. Confined in the 18th century, the dungeons again became accessible only in 2001, since then many mediums and paranormal explorers have visited these sights. For tourists, the part of the underground labyrinth was converted into a small museum, like two hundred years ago. In general, the Mary King's Close is distinguished by a mysterious and frightening atmosphere.
Some hotels in Edinburgh are particularly popular with tourists, and the high class Apex International is one of them. This hotel has numerous advantages and unique peculiarities, including … Open
Another must-see place in Edinburgh is the Arthur's Sea. The hill was formed as a result of volcanic activity thousands of years ago, and today the ascent to its summit remains one of the favorite entertainments for tourists. Several paths lead to the top of the hill, among which there are quite steep and short, and also flat and long. Rest in the zone of tranquility and seclusion to visitors of the viewing platform is guaranteed, with Arthur's Throne there are many mysterious stories connected. In 1836, local little boys in one of the caves on the hillside 17 small coffins, inside of which rested wooden figurines. Their appointment remains a mystery for many years, many consider the hill an important cult center of ancient times.
Edinburgh - guide chapters 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

City tours, excursions and tickets in Edinburgh and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Edinburgh

Where: 9 Victoria Street, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 477 7007;
Frankenstein Pub
Where: 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 622 1818;
The Bongo Club
Where: 37 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 558 7604;
The Stand
Where: 5 York Place, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 558 7272;
Halfway House
Where: 24 Fleshmarket Close, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 225 7101;
The Malt Shovel
Where: 11-15 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh; Telephone: + 44 (0)131 225 6843;
Reference information
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Edinburgh
♥   Amusement park 'Pleasureland Arbroath' , 76.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Codonas Amusement Park' , 150.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Edinburgh
♥   Water park 'The Time Capsule' Coatbridge, 52.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Edinburgh
♥   Restaurant 'The Pompadour by Galvin' Edinburgh. Type - French. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kanpai' Edinburgh. Type - Japanese. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Café St Honoré' Edinburgh. Type - Classic French. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Ondine' Edinburgh. Type - Seafood. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'The Honours' Edinburgh. Type - Classic cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Edinburgh from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Lochleven Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
During the excursion visitors of the castle can see saved towers and ruins of the Great Tower. One of the main parts of the building is an 11 meters high tower house. There saved a vaulted basement that is also open for tourists. The Glassin Tower of the 16th century is another interesting sightseeing of the castle. The tower has a vaulted basement for storing water. Only, at first sight, it seems that Lochleven Castle is a neglected place. Its territory is full of archaeologists. In 1995 there were found secret staircases, ceramic items and other old artefacts. … Read further

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

From the series “15 Unofficial Man-Made Wonders of the World”
The unique exposition is located on six floors of rooms. The magnificent viewing platform is set at the museum roof. The original edifice held historical exposition. It was founded in 1835 on one of the most picturesque streets of the old town. Since founding the museum collection has being constantly expanded and updated. Some exhibits remain unchanged for over 150 years. Not long ago, the museum's collection has replenished with old photos of Edinburgh, its attractions and architectural symbols. Anyone who is going to visit one of the most unusual museums in the world has to remember that the world around us is full of illusions. Here everyone can become sure about that. … Read further
Car rental on Rentals in Edinburgh

Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


Photogallery of picturesque Edinburgh

Search for active leisure and attraction spots on Edinburgh map

Address/Sight name City/Region Country Within radius, km
 Types of touristic objects to search for
Hotels & Car rental
Carhire locations
0 star
1 star
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars
Touristic places
Art galleries
Touristic areas
Attraction parks
Aqua parks
Train stations
Bus stations
Fuel stations
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
Open the list of object types
City services
Open the list of object types
Useful services

City break ideas for neighbours of Edinburgh

Guide to your best city break in Edinburgh - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Edinburgh - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Edinburgh?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
Secure Server
Head office
Weegschaalstraat 3, Eindhoven
5632 CW, The Netherlands
+31 40 40 150 44

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About us
Copyright © 2002 - OrangeSmile Tours B.V. | | Under the direction and management of IVRA Holding B.V. - Registered at Kamer van Koophandel (KvK), The Netherlands No. 17237018