The majority of Edinburgh holiday lettings are historic flats or townhouses near the city centre. These holiday rentals are perfect for families as you're close to the city's major attractions, with plenty of parks nearby. Bungalows are available around the city for a spacious stay.
The Harry Potter guided walking tour is perfect for visiting Edinburgh with children. You'll see where J. K. Rowling wrote her famous novels, and the places that inspired her. The guides are friendly and expert in every aspect of the Potter universe. Highlights of the tour include getting sorted into Hogwarts, seeing Voldemort's burial place, learning a few spells, and visiting the real-life Diagon Alley.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of the city and is a must-visit for any traveller here. At the entrance, pick up a free Explorer Sheet, which is a scavenger hunt list designed to keep kids interested as they walk through the castle grounds. Inside, you'll see the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Scone, and Mons Meg, a large medieval cannon.
The National Museum of Scotland is one of the UK's top-rated attractions. There are more than 8,000 objects on display in the museum, and topics range from Scottish history, to science and technology and the natural world. Much of the museum involves interactive exhibits that are perfect for kids. In Animal World, for example, kids can dig for dinosaur bones and explore how they compare with various beasts.
A visit to Dynamic Earth will be another highlight of your Edinburgh holiday. This family attraction takes visitors on a journey all the way back to the Big Bang and through the highlights of this planet's natural history. There's a 4D show where you can experience flying over tropical jungles and across the Arctic ice fields.