Top 7 Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh’s Old Town

Edinburgh’s Old Town is thought to be one of the oldest settlements in the city dating back to 1484. It forms the summit of Edinburgh’s historic highway, the Royal Mile. Tales of witch burnings fill the Old Town with history dating back thousands of years. Check out our top 7 indoor tourist attractions in Edinburgh’s Old Town, all just minutes from our Apex Grassmarket and Apex City of Edinburgh Hotels.

The Hub

Situated on the corner of Castle Terrace and the Royal Mile, The Hub towers over the city and becomes home to Edinburgh International Festival each August. The Café Hub is open all year round and is the perfect meeting point for small groups before an adventure around the old town.

Scotch Whisky Experience

This 5 star visitor attraction inspires visitors from across the globe to learn about whisky. Take a tour and taste for yourself, don’t miss the collection of over 4,000 bottles and learn the story of where it’s come from over the years.

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Don’t be fooled – Camera Obscura isn’t just for the kids. They’ll be running around for hours testing all the illusions, but you’ll also be impressed. The rooftop views and Camera Obscura itself are worth a visit to learn about the history of the surrounding area.

The Witchery and Secret Garden

Stop, relax and absorb your surroundings with a spot of lunch. With a world-wide reputation for exceptional service, you’ll love The Witchery’s local dishes in this magical setting.

Tartan Weaving Mill Tour

Stretched across five floors, the mill exhibit demonstrates the full process of tartan production. Get a glimpse into the old machinery and intricate work used – you can even create your own tartan.

The Cannonball Restaurant & Bar

From the top floor Cannonball Restaurant you’ll get views of the Castle next door and delicious food from. Stop into the bar which offers over 120 malt whiskies and some light bites.