Take A Walk
Scotland’s compact capitol city is supremely walkable, and the best way to experience
it is on foot. Although there are several stunning walks and urban hikes throughout Edinburgh, we recommend Arthur’s Seat. The extinct volcano, located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is the highlight of sprawling Holyrood Park. Several trails of varying levels of difficulty will get you to the peak, which offers panoramic views of the city. From there, take off through cobblestoned streets to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Housed in a pair of historic buildings, the galleries include works by Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol as well as a sizeable collection of Surrealist art. Don’t skip the extensive grounds, which are punctuated with stunning sculptures. When you’re ready to rest your feet, enjoy a show at one of Edinburgh’s famed comedy clubs. The Stand established the city as a comedy destination with its nightly performances, showcasing both local and international stand-up comedians. Always a favorite venue at the Fringe Festival, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in local culture and get a taste of Scotland’s characteristic sense of humor.