THINGS TO DO AND SEE...
Royal Botanic Garden, 20 Inverleith Row, 0131 552 7171.
Founded in 1670 and with 72 acres, the Garden is acknowledged to be one of the finest in the world.
Real Mary King’s Close, High Street, 0131 225 0672.
A warren of hidden ‘closes’ where real people lived, worked and died.
Scott Monument, Princes Street, 0131 529 4068.
One of the city’s most prominent attractions. Climb the 287 steps for a marvellous view.
Greyfriars Church, Greyfriars, 0131 225 5429.
Graves include those of poet William Mcgonagall and architect William Adam.
Water of Leith walkway, Lanark Road, 0131 455 9367.
Starts at Balerno and ends at Leith, but the walk can be done in stages.
Museum of Childhood, Royal Mile, 0131 529 4142.
The first museum in the world to specialise in the history of childhood.