The Edinburgh Address & Adore ScotlandAs well as seasonal and special events, Edinburgh is the perfect city for year-round attractions. Enjoy days out, family activities, and of course, hundreds of dining out options. Here are our recommendations for your January. Edinburgh Castle Probably the capital’s most famous attraction, Edinburgh Castle is well worth a visit if you’re coming to the city for the first time. Learn all about it’s impressive and lengthy history and make sure you arrive in time for the one o’clock gun. Johnny Walker Experience in Edinburgh city centre Having opened in 2021, Princes Street’s Johnny Walker Experience is a must for whisky lovers (and those who are just beginning their journey into Scotch). National Museum of Scotland Whether you’re visiting Edinburgh as a family, alone, or for a romantic city break, the National Museum of Scotland is a magical place to visit. With more to see and learn than you can imagine, we recommend making sure you leave enough time to visit the rooftop, where the views over the city are breathtaking. Edinburgh’s Markets Wherever you’re staying in the city, there’s bound to be an outdoor farmers market to visit. Treat yourself to delicious Scottish meats and cheeses from one of the artisanal stalls, or browse some Edinburgh-made arts to take home as a memento of your trip. Scottish National Portrait Gallery Housed in an impressive building, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is home to some world-famous works. With exhibitions beginning throughout the year, you’re guaranteed to love being immersed in the world of art and culture. Forth Boat Tours from South Queensferry in Edinburgh Fancy doing something a little different? Take one of Forth Boat Tours’ excursions and take in the sights of the famous Forth Rail Bridge up-close. Make sure you wrap up warm in the winter months! Whatever you decide to do in Scotland's capital, we've got a hand-picked selection of luxury homes away from home to book as the perfect base for your Edinburgh self-catering holiday.
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What’s on in Edinburgh in January?

Written by Hatty Webster

Edinburgh Castle - A view of Edinburgh Castle from the west end of Princess Street in the city centre.
A view of Edinburgh Castle from the west end of Princess Street in the city centre.

Beat the post-Christmas blues by lining up a trip to Scotland’s capital to kick off the year in style.

Edinburgh’s world-famous festive markets and Hogmanay celebrations will have been and gone, so we’ve picked out some cracking January activities to help you plan for a great start to the year.

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As well as seasonal and special events, Edinburgh is the perfect city for year-round attractions.

Enjoy days out, family activities, and of course, hundreds of dining out options. Here are our recommendations for your January.

Edinburgh Castle

Probably the capital’s most famous attraction, Edinburgh Castle is well worth a visit if you’re coming to the city for the first time. Learn all about it’s impressive and lengthy history and make sure you arrive in time for the one o’clock gun.

Johnny Walker Experience in Edinburgh city centre

Having opened in 2021, Princes Street’s Johnny Walker Experience is a must for whisky lovers (and those who are just beginning their journey into Scotch).

National Museum of Scotland

Whether you’re visiting Edinburgh as a family, alone, or for a romantic city break, the National Museum of Scotland is a magical place to visit.

With more to see and learn than you can imagine, we recommend making sure you leave enough time to visit the rooftop, where the views over the city are breathtaking.

Edinburgh’s Markets

Wherever you’re staying in the city, there’s bound to be an outdoor farmers market to visit.

Treat yourself to delicious Scottish meats and cheeses from one of the artisanal stalls, or browse some Edinburgh-made arts to take home as a memento of your trip.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Housed in an impressive building, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is home to some world-famous works.

With exhibitions beginning throughout the year, you’re guaranteed to love being immersed in the world of art and culture.

Forth Boat Tours from South Queensferry in Edinburgh

Fancy doing something a little different? Take one of Forth Boat Tours’ excursions and take in the sights of the famous Forth Rail Bridge up-close.

Make sure you wrap up warm in the winter months!

Whatever you decide to do in Scotland's capital, we've got a hand-picked selection of luxury homes away from home to book as the perfect base for your Edinburgh self-catering holiday.