There are many restaurants in Edinburgh’s Old Town and the castle has a restaurant too, but if it's a nice day, pack a picnic lunch to eat on the castle grounds. This will not only save you money, but also allows you to enjoy a beautiful and historical location for lunch.
The road leading to the castle is cobbled and rather bumpy for strollers. Be prepared!
Pack a picnic lunch to have on the castle grounds. There is plenty of open, grassy space and picnic tables at Edinburgh Castle. Also, kids under 5 get free admission to the castle.
There’s so much to see and in do in Edinburgh for families, it’s hard to pick where to start. This kid-friendly itineary is a great way to soak up some of the culture and history of the Old Town. Start with a visit to the impressive Edinburgh Castle, a must-see for anyone visiting this wonderful city. Ice cream from Mary’s Milk Bar is the perfect way to refuel, before heading to the National Museum of Scotland, which has many things for little eyes and hands to discover.