Edinburgh is a compact, walkable city in the south of Scotland, offering an engaging mix of past and present for families to enjoy together. Begin your kid-friendly vacation to Edinburgh with a tour of the castle, which practically dangles from a cliff overlooking the entire city. From there, walk the Royal Mile and end at the Queen’s personal palace in Edinburgh, with stunning views of Arthur’s Seat and the dynamic Scottish Parliament building. More modern fun includes Edinburgh’s fantastic museums and world-famous zoo. Don’t shortchange your time in Edinburgh — families love to stay for here for three nights or more in one of the comfortable kid-friendly hotels along the Royal Mile.

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