Scotland's capital city Edinburgh is one of the most popular and cultural destinations in Europe, with a thriving arts scene boasting an international Festival Fringe and Tattoo, a good wash of museums and galleries and an Old and New Town ensemble that have earned the city an 'Athens of the North' nickname and World Heritage acclaim. All this and it's easy to see why coach holidays to Edinburgh are popular, not to mention that the city is home to the most visited attraction in Scotland – Edinburgh Castle. Edinbuirgh tours are not complete without a visit to this 1,000 year-old ancient fortress. Built on a volcanic crag, it dominates the city, draws in one million visitors each year and is a key part of many coach holidays in Edinburgh.
Coach tours to Edinburgh
Edinburgh's foot-friendly compactness means that it can easily be explored by walking. The famous Royal Mile is a network of roads that feature a high concentration of places of interest as well as linking the centrepiece castle with Holyroodhouse Palace, the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family. When the Queen is not in town, the Palace's grandeur and history that is heavily linked to Mary, Queen of Scots, can be appreciated by guided tour. The Royal Yacht Brittania is also worth a visit on Edinburgh package holiday, standing in the port of Leith after having sailed over one million miles.