Unless youâ€™ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you might have noticed that 2013 has been quite the year for the Royal Family. The Queen celebrated 60 years on the throne and the worldâ€™s media almost went into meltdown in the run up to the birth of Prince George last month.
But weâ€™ve been celebrating in Edinburgh too, as one of the cityâ€™s most popular attractions, The Royal Yacht Britannia, turned 60 earlier this year. Now berthed in Leith, it served as the Queenâ€™s floating residence for over 40 years.
Itâ€™s just one of the brilliant royal attractions across the city which features on a special ticket from Edinburgh Bus Tours. The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is a must for visitors who want to uncover a bit of royal history.
Whatâ€™s more, as itâ€™s the Year of Natural Scotland, the nice people at the Royal Botanic Garden have added 2 for 1 entry to the gardenâ€™s glasshouses to the bus tour ticket offer. Itâ€™s a great value and flexible way of seeing all the royal sights in one go.
The Edinburgh festivals are now in full swing too, which means you can combine your bus tour with catching one of the hundreds of fantastic performances across the city this August.