The oldest part of the city is a mix of buildings from medieval times and the Scottish Reformation. Combined with the New Town, it’s part of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. Abbeys, palaces and city walls stretch out past the winding streets. Back in the 1990s, some ramshackle areas were renewed.
If you’re looking to shop, Princes Street is the top choice. It’s the capital’s most popular area for retail, with high-street brands like Boots, H&M, Marks & Spencer and Topshop being favourites. Don’t miss Jenners department store – it’s an Edinburgh institution! There’s also a set of gorgeous gardens by the side.