Fun Historical Outings in Edinburgh

For your next adventure with older family members or friends in Edinburgh and the Lothians our team recommends you try some of their favourite places!

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood is the King’s official residence in Scotland. It is open year round and is at the bottom of the Royal Mile opposite the Scottish Parliament.

A grand, historic stone castle with turrets, set against a blue sky and surrounded by lush greenery. - Home Instead

Botanic Gardens

The Gardens is a world leading centre of excellence in plant science, conservation horticulture and education. A great spot for everyone.

A historic brick building stands behind a large tree, with a field of blooming purple and white flowers in the foreground. - Home Instead

The Scottish Parliament

The parliament at Holyrood is the home of Scottish democracy. It is possible to watch parliamentary business and go on guided tours and talks.

Exterior view of a modern building, with geometric shapes and a glass entrance, under a clear blue sky. - Home Instead