Edinburgh is a beautiful city, an eclectic mix of shops, visitor attractions, pubs and restaurants. But what are the not-to-be-missed experiences of this great city?The Royal MileThe name was given to the main thoroughfare in the Old Town of Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is formed by the succession of streets. It runs downhill from Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, two iconic landmarks of the city.Find out more\u00a0A post shared by Marleen (@themissmarple) on Jul 17, 2018 at 10:46am PDT A post shared by Anna (@sokolovaanka) on Jul 5, 2018 at 3:17pm PDT Explore Edinburgh CastleStart exploring the Royal Mile at Edinburgh Castle. There has been human activity on the rock since the 2nd century with the current royal castle a 12th-century addition. Allow two hours to explore the castle and its story, although you could spend much longer here.Find out more\u00a0 A post shared by Sompon | London ????????????\ufe0f\u200d???????????? (@london_shooter_joe) on Jul 17, 2018 at 4:14am PDT A post shared by Kevin Casey (@celtickc) on Jul 18, 2018 at 11:57pm PDT Drop in at St. Giles\u2019 CathedralA third of the way down the Royal Mile, drop into St Giles\u2019 Cathedral. Dedicated to Saint Giles, patron saint of Edinburgh, it is also known as High Kirk of Edinburgh, a title far older than the word cathedral. \u00a0Find out more A post shared by GBat (@gbat12) on Jul 17, 2018 at 9:33am PDT A post shared by Melissa Williams-Pope (@melissawilliamspope) on Jul 9, 2018 at 1:00pm PDT Sunset at Calton HillCalton Hill is one of Edinburgh\u2019s main hills and you will find it right in the heart of the city. But it is not just the spectacular views at sunset but many monuments at the top, including the unfinished replica of the Parthenon in Athens. Easily accessible, it is a five-minute walks to the top. A popular place at any time of day but it takes on a certain romance in an evening, complete with a panoramic view of the city.Find out more A post shared by Michaela Pekar\u00edkov\u00e1 (@michaela.pekarik) on Jul 16, 2018 at 1:49am PDT A post shared by Miles Gray (@photographybymilesgray) on Jul 15, 2018 at 9:38am PDT Visit Holyrood PalaceThe Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of the Royal Mile and is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth. Explore its state apartments, and the elegance of the 12th century Holyrood Abbey. Take the audio tour with you into the gardens too, surely the place of many a hushed conversation between courtiers. Check the latest exhibitions at the gallery too, a must for art lovers.Find out more A post shared by Michaela Pekar\u00edkov\u00e1 (@michaela.pekarik) on Jul 16, 2018 at 1:49am PDT A post shared by Miles Gray (@photographybymilesgray) on Jul 15, 2018 at 9:38am PDT Hike Arthur\u2019s SeatArthur\u2019s Seat is a jagged, grassy hill, rising up from the urban sprawl, a reminder of the now-extinct volcano, its last eruption was 350 million years ago. No one really knows why it is called Arthur\u2019s Seat, although believe it is a connection between Edinburgh and King Arthur. Was it the location of the legendary Camelot? Who knows?Find More A post shared by Xavi (@xavi_ovf) on Jul 16, 2018 at 7:03am PDT A post shared by Babs Li (@_babsli) on Jun 15, 2018 at 10:28am PDT Take in a festivalThe Edinburgh Festival has been the place many artists came to prominence. Established in 1947, a post-war effort to \u2018provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit\u2019, it is a collection of smaller art and cultural events that come together under one banner.Find out more A post shared by Edinburgh Festival Fringe (@edfringe) on Jun 14, 2018 at 3:30am PDT A post shared by Edinburgh Festival Fringe (@edfringe) on Jun 18, 2018 at 4:51am PDT Check out the undergroundEdinburgh is a city with secrets. The Blair Street underground caverns are magnificent and breathtaking. Dating from the 18th century, this dark, damp underworld became the home of some of Edinburgh\u2019s poorest. Is this why they were built? Was it a way of expanding the city and hiding the destitute?Find out more A post shared by Cecil Seaskull (@cecilonthego) on Sep 28, 2017 at 8:04am PDT A post shared by Maureen Argo (@maureenargo) on Jun 26, 2017 at 9:34pm PDT Take a stroll around the MeadowsAfter the dank of the underground vaults, enjoy the fresh air in the large public park, The Meadows. Enjoy a picnic on the vast open grassland of this beautiful park. Enjoy the tree-lined paths, watch sports on the tennis courts and recreational sports pitches. A post shared by Perla (@perlameetstheworld) on Jul 14, 2018 at 12:41pm PDT A post shared by Perla (@perlameetstheworld) on Jul 17, 2018 at 1:59pm PDT Smell the flowers at the Royal Botanic GardenFounded in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden is the second oldest botanic garden in Britain. It is a physic garden, a blend of herbs and plants for medicinal use. But it hasn\u2019t always been here \u2013 the original gardens were moved several times.Find out more A post shared by Jamie Morgan (@jamiemorgan_) on Jul 19, 2018 at 12:49am PDT A post shared by Christy Leung ???????? (@christytcleung) on Jul 19, 2018 at 2:41am PDT \u00a0With so much to do in Edinburgh, where will you start?