2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh’s atmospheric streets are quite captivating for people who love to wander in winter. The iconic fifteenth century castle on the rock anchors the skyline and warms the spirits, even if the temperatures take a dip. You’re never too far from a rousing pub and cozy cafe if you need some fortification. Countless museums, galleries and curio shops can keep you entertained on a snowy day. Best part, winter is the low season (except for the Hogmanay/New Year fest) in this popular tourist city, so you’ll find some great deals and less crowds here if you’re willing to brave the elements.