try to go in August during the huge huge huge festival. town looks like it was built with Legos. careful, don't miss the last bus back to the boat. the dock is a long way away. I typed the minimum
I did the on your own tour from princess. They dropped us about a block over from the royal mile and gave us a map and return time. I wandered in my own to the castle. I prepurchased tickets to the castle at home which really helped as the line was long. The day I was there happened to be the Duke of Edinburgh’s birthday so there was a lot of extra activities going on. Be sure to be there for the daily shooting off of the cannons. I really enjoyed the military tatoo that did a couple of songs in honor of the duke. There are two lines to get to see the Crown Jewels. I recommend going through the tour and not waiting in line in the courtyard. After the castle I made my way to have a fantastic lunch at greyfriars bobby. After popping in and out of some stores I ended my day by going on the free Harry Potter tour that leaves daily from greyfriars.The tour guide takes you to places that inspired the books. Navigation was easy and this was by far my favorite port.
This was our favorite port. We arrived early and had two days to sightsee and loved our time. We stayed at the Principal George Street Hotel and loved it. It is so close to everything that we walked to most of the sights. Our only issue with the hotel is that our one dinner there was okay but not worth repeating. We got Hop On Hop Off tickets and checked out the entire city through the three different routes - great for getting oriented. Things we did in more depth was Edinbough Castle and the Royal Mile - spent hours walking through that area.
Visited: Aug 30, 2019
Lovely city, walked and walked and got really tired by the end of the day. So much to see.
Visited: Jun 22, 2017
Edinburgh offered churches, a castle and Scottish charm. Pay for the shuttle the ship arranges.
Visited: Jul 15, 2015
Beautiful city. Tender to South Queensferry. Locals sold tickets for shuttles and HopOnOff tour combined for 2 of us, 40£. Great weather in May. Scots very friendly.
We stayed an extra couple of days and explored Edinburgh on our own and stayed at an Air BNB. We again took the double decker bus and then walked and visited many places. We toured the underground on a ghost tour, visited Edinburgh Castle, rode the ferris wheel, went up into Scott Tower....
Visited: Jun 28, 2017
We weren't on a cruise when we visited Edinburgh but I highly recommend going during the first two weeks of August so you can go to the military tattoo! We missed it and were sad about that! Edinburgh castle is cool and the Royal Mile is a shopping heaven!
We arrived in Edinburgh for Fringe Fest and INternational Art Festival. As a result, we took in a play. It was terrific and we felt very lucky. There were loads of great street performers (and some not so great). The castle was good, but honestly not my favourite part. The second day we hired a taxi driven by Terry and he took us to St Andrews along the coast. It was a lovely day of visiting countryside.
Visited: Aug 06, 2017
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