Rail Holidays to Edinburgh

A beacon of international culture, the city of Edinburgh, has earned its reputation as one of the most exciting cities to visit in the world. With its unique mix of ancient history and Georgian architecture, the city inspires millions of visitors to return every year.


Why Edinburgh?


If you’re passionate about history, enthusiastic about culture and energised by adventure, the city of Edinburgh promises an unmissable experience. 


Considered by many experts as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, this royal and ancient capital justly deserves the accolade of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Historic Old Town

Classical New Town


With its cobbled streets, the ancient Royal Mile forms the backbone of the Medieval Old Town. It leads from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh Castle and was the scene of many important events in Scotland’s history, 

The 18th Century New Town features gracious Georgian terraces, squares and crescents with sprawling formal gardens. Princes Street has an outstanding natural feature in its magnificent gardens, making this one of the most spectacular thoroughfares in the world.

Known as the Festival City, Edinburgh stages events throughout the year. The highlight of the cultural year is the International Festival and Festival Fringe, which attracts artists from around the World each August. 

Edinburgh offers visitors an outstanding range of visitor attractions, museums, galleries and theatres. The city is a real food lovers destination. You’ll find an eclectic selection of restaurants, from historic city pubs to fine dining, including four that have been awarded a coveted Michelin star. 


Experience the Scottish capital as never before, with Scottish Rail Tours. Let us introduce you to the hidden secrets of this internationally famous city. Discover the rich tapestry of history that makes the city of Edinburgh an enduring location in the popular imagination.


Edinburgh Attractions


Britannia – follow in the footsteps of royalty and presidents when you board the former floating royal palace 

Edinburgh Castle – this impressive and historic fortress is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny

National Galleries of Scotland – stroll through the permanent displays and discover visiting exhibitions at the three galleries 

Palace of Holyroodhouse – the official residence of H.M. the Queen in Scotland has connections to Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie 

Scotch Whisky Experience – discover the story of Scotland’s National Drink and enjoy tutored tastings of fine malts   


The Royal Mile – noted for its museums and historic buildings, including Gladstone’s Land, a 17th-century merchant’s house, the Writers’ Museum and John Knox House