Looking to visit Scotland's breathtaking capital? There are plenty of exciting things to do in Edinburgh. With stunning architecture, endless winding streets and an awe-inspiring castle perched on a dormant volcano, there's nowhere else quite like it.

Start by sightseeing in the historic Old Town, where some of the best Edinburgh attractions can be found, such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Take a themed tour and discover the many secrets of the city, then pop into a cosy cafe and watch the world go by. With so many places to visit in Edinburgh, you'll be spoiled for choice.

The New Town boasts an array of shops and some of Edinburgh's best restaurants. And, if you're feeling adventurous, you can even climb to the top of Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano with the best views of the whole city.

You're never far from cultural attractions in Edinburgh. By day you can scale a monument dedicated to a wordsmith, admire artworks in galleries and treasured wonders in museums, or wander the grounds of Holyrood Palace. By night you can enjoy tours, musical and theatre performances, or find your favourite dram in a charming whisky pub. If you want to experience the bustling Edinburgh Fringe - the world's largest open access arts festival - make sure you visit in August, when the city comes alive with the best performers and shows from around the globe.

We've picked out some must-see attractions and things to do in Edinburgh. Use our interactive map to help guide you through the city.