Newcomers to Edinburgh should start their city explorations on the Royal Mile, the backbone of Edinburgh’s Old Town. At one end sits the old fortress of Edinburgh Castle, an imposing stone building which contains the National War Museum of Scotland. For more local culture, stop off at the Scottish National Gallery which houses an extensive art collection, including works by Bacon and Blake. On a sunny day, head to Leith for a look at the Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth’s retired three-masted yacht. It is now permanently moored in Leith and open for visitors - don’t miss the on-board garage, which houses a Rolls-Royce Phantom V. Finally, make the pilgrimage to the southern edge of Edinburgh to visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, the home of the famous Greyfriars Bobby statue. Bobby was the dog of police officer John Gray, who was buried in the churchyard. Bobby slept on his master’s grave for the next 13 years, before being buried there himself.