I'm born and bred in Edinburgh and here are 12 things I think visitors must do in the city

Things to see and do in Edinburgh for first-time visitors

Having lived in Edinburgh for the best part of half a century, I like to think I know a thing or two about the city, so here are 12 things I think first-time visitors to ‘Auld Reekie’ need to do.

We previously took a look at the first things people discover about Edinburgh when they move here, and I’m now looking at the best tips for visitors who are experiencing the city for the first time.

There are almost too many things for visitors to enjoy in Edinburgh all year round, obviously more so during the Fringe in August, and even a week in the city isn’t enough. So I’ve listed a dozen things any first-time visitors to the Capital need to see and do before they return home.

These include catching our local football teams in action, heading to some of our most famous landmarks, trying out our array of great restaurants and pubs, and of course, trying our famous chippy brown sauce!

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