Why It's Worth It

Edinburgh has been Scotland's capital since the 15th century. With a huge part of its center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, there's something to explore around practically every corner of this incredibly photogenic city. History looms over the city in the form of its postcard-perfect castle and Royal Mile, while on the ground, culture and a dynamic food scene thrive in independent, tucked-away venues. —Krystin Arneson