Begin your day exploring the capital city’s royal connections in the Old Town and pay a visit to Edinburgh Castle to see the Scottish crown jewels, known as the Honours of Scotland and on permanent display at the castle.
Once you’ve fully explored the castle, the National War Museum of Scotland and admired the views out across the entire city, make your way down the Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and explore the opulent Royal Apartments. This year, the palace will be one of 2,000 locations across the UK, which will light a beacon on 4 June as part of the celebrations.
The palace is also home to the Queen’s Gallery which will host a unique exhibition, Treasures from The Queen's Palaces (16 March - 4 November 2012) displaying 100 items, some of which have never been displayed in Scotland before.
The number 22 bus from George Street will take you to Ocean Terminal in Leith where you can take a tour around the Royal Yacht Britannia. The yacht served the Royals for more than 40 years and it will host a range of celebrations throughout 2012.
Check our Edinburgh’s vast array of restaurants to round of your day in the capital.