Princes Street Gardens

You might want to start with a visit to the children’s playground next to the Ross Fountain. But don’t let your little ones burn up all their energy — they’ll need some in reserve for a trip to the top of the Scott Monument. This unmissable gothic tower sits on the edge of the gardens. You’ll get great views – your reward for the 287-step climb. It’s just across the road from Waverley station, a few minutes’ walk from when you get off the train.

Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HG