Edinburgh Attractions

Edinburgh attractions include historic buildings, castles and royal residences. To visit one of the many interesting attractions see below for address, visiting times and admission prices.


The Royal Yacht Britannia

Ocean Terminal,


Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.


Opening times

Open every day, except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

January, February, March, November, December*

First Admission 10.00am Last Admission 3.30pm

* Last admission on 24 December is 2.30pm

April, May, June, October

First Admission 9.30am Last Admission 4.00pm

July, August, September

First Admission 9.30am Last Admission 4.30pm



The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Canongate, The Royal Mile



This spectacular palace is rich in history and is one of the official residences in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is situated at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile with Arthur's Seat in the background.


Opening times

1 April to 31 October 09:30-18:00 (last admission 17:00)

1 November -31 March 09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:30)