Edinburgh Tourist Traps
Edinburgh offers a variety of exciting tourist attractions, but some may not be worth your time. This guide will help you weed out some of the common tourist traps.
Honours of Scotland
Unless you are Scottish or have an interest in Scottish history, you may find that seeing the Honours of Scotland, the Crown Jewels, is slightly disappointing. There really isn’t much to see here, according to other travelers. Plus, the line can be extremely long during the height of tourist season. Many visitors have reported that they simply don’t feel that the visit was worth their time.
While some travelers are reluctant to call it a tourist trap, Scottish Parliament is not known for being a beautiful attraction. It is an expensive building, but the opulence does not translate well into appearance.
Whiskey Heritage Center
Some people believe it is a “must” to visit the Whiskey Heritage Center, but if you are not fond of wax figures you might not want to spend your time and money here. Visitors recommend visiting another distillery with richer history.
Ghost tours are common throughout Edinburgh, but most are simply run to thrill and excite travelers. They may not offer actual history with factual basis. Take the knowledge you receive on the tour with a grain of salt. The tours can be fun, but definitely are not for the faint of heart.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about tourist traps in Edinburgh.