Caledonian Brewery Company
42 Slateford Road
The 45 minute tour of the brewing process includes a complimentary tasting in the brewery's sample cellar. Tours for parties are available by appointment only in the evening and most afternoons.
Edinburgh's world-renowned castle is its top tourist attraction. The rock on which it stands has been inhabited since 800 BC. Guided tours are available but cannot be reserved in advance. The Scottish Crown Jewels, The Stone of Destiny and Mons Meg cannon are all on display.
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Close to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre gives the visitor an entertaining and informative introduction to one of Scotland's most famous exports. A tour of whisky making (available in 8 languages) also includes a free tasting for adults & balloons for children. Pre-booked groups may enjoy tutored tastings/blending competitions.
Royal Yacht Britannia
From Sir Winston Churchill to Boris Yeltsin, Rajiv Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, some of the world's most influential people have been welcomed aboard Britannia. Now decommissioned from its royal duties, Britannia's five floors of state rooms and apartments are now open to the public.
Royal Botanical Gardens
20a Inverleith Row
70 landscaped acres host plants from across the globe. The rock garden is world-famous and the glasshouses include Britain's tallest Palm House.
Edinburgh Tourist Office
Tel +44 (0)131 473 3800