What more can be written about this fantastic European capital city? Let your driver / guide not only take you to the world renowned Edinburgh Castle, home to the oldest building in the city and also the site of the Scottish Crown Jewels – known too as the Honours of Scotland or The Scottish Regalia – but additionally to two of the slightly more out of the way “hot spots” the city has to offer.
HMY Britannia, the Royal Yacht sailed extensively throughout the world carrying Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her family and her many guests over many decades and is now permanently moored at Leith – Edinburgh’s seaport – and has become one of Scotland’s biggest tourist attractions. Visit here and see not only the Royal State Apartments and the royal bedrooms but also hear about the history and workings of the ship during its 44 years of service.
From here a short drive will take you just outside the city boundary to Roslin, the home of the wonderful Rosslyn Chapel with its historic links to The Knights Templar and the setting for the finale of the Tom Hanks film the Da Vinci Code.