EDINBURGH TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Edinburgh is home to a diverse selection of tourist attractions that encapsulate the city’s past, present, geography, landscapes, art, sport and leisure. Knowing where to start exploring Edinburgh’s endless list of tourist attractions always proves to be a difficult feat for visitors each time.
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Why not explore the wonders of light and optical illusions at Camera Obscura at the top of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. This engaging Toursit Attraction allows visitors to interact with a specacular array of vision images ranging from 3D cityscapes of Edinburgh's splendid Victorian and Georgian architecture to live viewcams. Many enjoy the breathtaking views from the roof top terrace and marvel at the 3D hologram display in the Light Fantastic exhibtion space and mush more.
At the opposite end of the Royal Mile near Holyrood House and and The Scottish Parliament, The Dynamic Earth is undoubtedly one of the most striking and captivating attractions to have opened in Edinburgh over the last few years. Dynamic Earth allows visitors to discover the biodiversity and extremes of our planet, featuring Equatorial rainstorms, erupting volcanos and retreating glaciers.
Edinburgh is home to an abundance of open spaces, allowing people to escape from the hustle and bustle and to simply unwind in natural and peaceful surroundings. The city's hidden natural treasure, The Water of Leith, is a popular spot for walkers and features a Visitor Centre with an interactive display on the river's heritage and wildlife.
For wildlife enthusiasts, come and explore the amazing diversity of creatures at Edinburgh Zoo, home to more than 1,000 animals from minute Poison Arrow Frogs to Amur Tigers and Majestic White Rhinos. Featuring the world's largest penguin pool, there is something for everyone at this wildlife oasis in the west of Edinburgh. The Zoo is proud of its logstanding devotion to conservation of endangered species and is one of Europe's finest zoological parks.
No visit to Scotland's capital is complete without experiencing Edinburgh Castle, towering majestically above Princes Street Gardens on a steep rock-faced cliff. The Castle is undoubtedly Edinburgh's most distinctive and most visited attractions, drawing in one million visitors annually. Edinburgh Castle is not only a place of historical interest. This remarkable fortress offers spectacular panoramic vistas across the city to the Forth of Forth and beyond. There is a wealth of attractions to see within the confines of the castle, including a sparkling collection of armour and artillery, The Royal Apartments, The Crown and Sword of State and not forgetting the famous One O'Clock Gun that is fired at 1.00pm precisely everyday except Sunday. The Edinburgh Castle experience is a must see visitor attraction, rivalling other world heritage sites such as the The Tower of London.