With a 12th century castle right in the center of a bustling city, walking through the streets of Edinburgh feels like stepping into a historical romance novel. For the nature enthusiast, there’s no dearth of things to see from an extinct volcano, numerous waterways, large meadows, and mountains and a beach just a drive away from the main city. With numerous galleries, historical sites, and a thriving music scene, you’ll never get bored in the city. Let’s not forget, it’s also home to the largest arts festival, Fringe.
Best time to visit: June-August