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The Palace of Holyroodhouse

The official residence of the British monarch in Scotland

Holyroodhouse

Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia

The former royal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II

Britannia

Beautiful Scotland

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Skye

Edinburgh

Edinburgh: the capital of Scotland, home to the Edinburgh Castle, the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and widely accepted to be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. A visit to Edinburgh is something you will never forget, won’t regret and when it’s time to leave, you’ll already be planning your next trip!

Nestled in the middle of the old town is the beautiful and imposing Edinburgh Castle, an icon of Scotland and the country’s most popular tourist attraction. Dating back to the 12th century, the castle is home to the Crown Jewels of Scotland and the National War Museum of Scotland. Visit the Royal Palace, the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel and The One O’clock Gun which is fired every day except Sunday.

The Royal Yacht Britannia is another exquisite place to visit in the city. The impressive vessel served the Royal Family for an incredible 44 years and sailed one million miles around the world. With an amazing five decks to explore, take a look into The State Apartments, the Engine Room and take in stunning waterfront views from the Royal Deck Tea Room. It was on board this boat that Charles and Princess Diana took their honeymoon and the yacht has played host to such guests as Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. Get a unique insight into the private and public lives of the Royals with a tour of this very special vessel.

The natural landscape combined with the beautiful architecture makes every moment in Edinburgh a pleasure. Take advantage of the amazing shopping on the Royal Mile, sample some traditional Scottish cuisine, climb Arthur’s Seat or explore the pubs and quirky shops in the old town. There is so much to see and do in the grand old city of Edinburgh.