Visitor Attractions

Edinburgh Castle edg Sat, 6 Oct '07 1.21am

Edinburgh Castle is the top paid tourist attraction in Scotland, with 2.1 million visitors in 2018. 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.

Trinity House edg Sun, 10 Nov '19 8.33pm

An elegant Georgian building that provides a window into Leith’s maritime past.

Designed by Thomas Brown, Trinity House was built in 1816 on the site of the former Trinity House and hospital dating from before 1550. It was the headquarters of the Incorporation of Mariners and Shipmasters in Port of Leith for nearly 200 years.

The charity was set up to support injured and retired seamen and their families. Its origins can be traced back to 1380, when it was granted the right to levy a tax known as prime gilt on goods imported into Leith.