Varrock is Misthalin's capital. It is Gielinor's trading capital, where merchants, miners, crafters, smithers and players trade for coins and resources(Including rares). It is located south of the Wilderness, north of Lumbridge, east of the Barbarian Village, and west of The Digsite. Varrock is famous for Player-killers, as they trade for food and weapons at varrock. Newcomers may find Varrock a good place to start their fortune, as many skillers often go here to sell their goods or to buy other skiller's goods. Varrock used to be called "Avarrocka" in the Second Age, before the God Wars.
At Level 40 Cooking you can enter the cooking guild located west outside of Varrock. There is a range inside with a few spawns of items to cook if you wish. It is near a bank which might make it useful to train cooking by cooking things on it.
Here is one of the main trading Banks in 2006scape in main trading words the streets and bank will be populated with travellers, traders and sellers. This Bank is also most commony used to bank and withdraw bars to smith them into armour because there are Anvils nearby.
Also in the Varrock Square is a fine clothes shop run by a nice woman who has been trading and making clothes as long as anyone can remember. If you have a Frog token from a frog random event you can exchange it with her for a reward...
A quant little house with 4-6 dummies in it. These dummies have the option to be "attacked" which makes your player hit the dummy with its weapon. The dummies also give you a small amount of Attack experience, but only up to level 8.
If you want to catch up on some local history head north from the east bank and you will soon find the museum. You will be greated by a man as you enter, a guy that places a vital part in the shield of Arrav Quest. There are things like Bones and armour on display and if you are lucky and the curator is preoccupied you could sneek a telegrab behind the fence and snag a platebody.