The Festival Wheel (aka Edinburgh Festival Wheel and Big Wheel) is a large mechanical, red and white Ferris Wheel, situated in the centre of Edinburgh, in East Princes Street Garden. Made in Italy, it has around 20,000 lights. The large wheel is a temporary structure, raised during the summer months at the Edinburgh Festivals.
Edinburgh Castle is the top paid tourist attraction in Scotland, with over 1.6 million visitors in 2016. Situated at the heart of the Scottish capital, the castle is perched on top of the craggy remains of an extinct volcano. It is reckoned to have been an important fortification since the Iron Age or earlier.
The Museum of Childhood is a small, free museum on Edinburgh's Royal Mile aimed at adults and children.
A museum and ancient, purpose-built concert hall that has become a destination for anyone fascinated by 18th century music and historical instruments in Scotland.
Craft ale brewery situated just south of the Edinburgh bypass near Ikea and Pentland Hills Regional Park.
Statue of Adam Smith, the "Father of Economics" and author of the seminal "The Wealth of Nations" which was published in 1776, the year the USA declared independence.
Alongside St Giles, off the Royal Mile, this is home to Scotland's Supreme Courts and one of the oldest venues in the city.
Inveresk Lodge Garden is a National Trust for Scotland walled garden on a hillside, in the small village of Inveresk.
Granny's Green Steps (or Granny Green's Steps if you believe the steps have been misnamed) connect the Grassmarket with Johnston Terrace (under Edinburgh Castle).
St Giles' is the huge, imposing cathedral that is situated on the Royal Mile, beside Parliament Square. The cathedral has always played an important role in the religious and political development of the nation and retains a central role in state occasions, public celebrations (Christmas carol services. It is open daily, with free guided tours and concerts during the Festival Fringe in August).