Family Travel Destinations in Edinburgh

Spending time with family helps strengthen your family boning. There are many ways to spend some good time with your family. Planning a trip to Edinburgh with your family would be a good idea. If you love solitude and want to spend time with your family in a quiet place, Edinburg has a lot to offer you. The first thing to do is to book a quiet hotel in Edinburgh like Piries Hotel Central Edinburgh, which is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This could be a great way to strengthen the relationship with the people who matter most in your life. You can also choose to book a family friendly hotel in Edinburgh that offers all facilities you might require.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Edinburgh with Your Family

With so many interesting places to visit in Edinburgh, choosing the top options is a little tricky. Here is a list of five destinations that most family travel groups would love to explore.

  1. Arthur’s Seat: This summit sits atop an extinct volcano and offers an outstanding panoramic view of the Fife kingdom. It is the highest point of Holyrood Park. So slip in your comfy sporty shoes and start hiking from the lowest remains of St.Anthony’s Chapel and head straight to the highest peak. It is interesting to note that the word “Arthur” doesn’t relate to the famous King Arthur. It is an old Gaelic word that means “height of arms.”
  2. Museum of Scotland: Discover the enticing story of Ming dynasty and explore the story of Scottish Diaspora and the war stories of Commonwealth nations during the First World War in this amazing museum. It has a history of 2000 years.
  3. Hogomanay: Celebrate New Year in Edinburgh with magical torch light procession that is held every year on December 29. It is followed by a concert in the Princess Street Gardens and a massive Street Party on December 31 to bid adieu to the current year and welcome a hopeful New Year. Don’t forget to do advance booking to witness the magnificence.
  4. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions: Partly a funhouse and partly a learning centre, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is a five floors of absolute fun. For the past 150 years, it has been serving as one of the best places to witness the splendour of the city through telescopes, view cams, and with a 360° panoramic view provided by the Camera Obscura on the rooftop terrace located on top of the Royal Mile. The building is filled with optical illusion, mirror maze, vortex tunnel. You and your family would surely love to visit this place.
  5. Edinburgh Zoo:Get awed by the nature’s incredible species with over 1000 varieties of faunas located in Corstorphine Hill and spread in the area of 82 acre. It is the first zoo to house and breed penguins, koalas and giant pandas. Explore amazing varieties of birds and animals and get to witness the nature at its best.

Some other interesting places are Murrayfield Stadium, EICC Edinburgh city centre, and Edinburgh Zoo. Make sure you plan ahead and book a quiet hotel in Edinburgh in advance. It is always a good idea to stay near Edinburgh airport or near Edinburgh train station, so that you are well connected to many tourist spots.

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