This is a very walkable/bikeable city with terrific sights all along the Old Town‘s core, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile (a long medieval street), St. Giles Cathedral, John Knox House, Holyrood Palace, Holyrood Park and Scott’s Monument.
Edinburgh’s New Town offers less in the way of must-see tourist attractions but the 18th century environment does a great line in must-buy shops, big and small.
Golfers should try the hilarious Bruntsfield links just south of the Old Town and beside The Meadows, or one of many ‘proper’ courses nearby, or get serious and head for St Andrews.
The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, sodden and aromatic, awaits those that love a drop of the hard stuff.
12thC Haddington, Linlithgow, the Borders, Trossachs, and St. Andrews for a game of golf.