Scotch Whisky Experience
Alongside Edinburgh Castle visitors can enjoy a 'wee dram' and uncover the secrets of brewing Scotland's famed malt, grain and blended whiskies, known to the locals as 'the water of life'. The whisky tour includes a barrel ride through the history of whisky, a tutored tasting, and a chance to meet a resident ghost. The bar offers the chance to choose from 270 different whiskies, and a restaurant serves up traditional Scots cuisine. The interactive tour promises fun for all the family, although of course only adults are permitted to sample the wares.
Address: 555 Castlehill, Royal Mile
Telephone: (0)131 220 0441
Transport: Edinburgh Tour buses stop right at the bottom of Castlehill, and Waverley train station is located 5 minutes by foot from the Scotch Whisky Experience
Opening times: Various tours are available, please check the website for details. Generally, tours operate every day from 10am to 6pm
Admission: Various tours are available, please check the website for details. Silver Tours cost Â£12.50 (adults), and Â£6.50 (children 5-17)