All the tours start at Edinburgh Castle – so does this one – because it is the very essence of Scotland’s identity. It has the Scottish crown jewels – and the annual military tattoo. The Royal Mile is well worth a wander – past bespoke kilt makers, the Cathedral, John Knox’s house – many important landmarks. The tour also takes an open-top bus tour out to Edinburgh’s port – Leith – where the former British Royal yacht – the Britannia is now a visitor attraction. Lunch at Valvona and Crolla – one of Edinburgh’s iconic food shops. This is a complete guide to 48 hours in the city. Duration 35 minutes.