Edinburgh Castle - There are 5 main points of interest in the Castle; the Crown Jewels (1540), the Royal Palace (used for security), the Scottish National War Memorial (honouring fallen soldiers from WWI and WWII), St. Margaret’s Chapel (1130- oldest building in Edinburgh) and the National War Museum of Scotland (one of the best military museums in all of Europe).
Royal Mile - The Royal Mile comprises 4 different streets that lead from the Castle to the Palace. The area is filled with museums, churches, shops, cafes, pubs and tearooms.
Holyrood Palace - Each summer the Queen spends a week here and it the residence of the monarchy in peace time.
Tolbooth Kirk - Tolbooth Kirk (church) fills Edinburgh’s skyline with a 239 feet high spire.
Grassmarket - A market since the 1480s, this has been the site for past historical executions. The market is filled with antique shops and there are many pubs.