EDINBURGH TRAVEL GUIDE

Famously situated on an extinct volcano and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh is one of the most recognisable cities on the planet, attracting nearly four million visitors a year. Scotland’s capital is a unique blend of history and architecture, from the medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town to the neo-classical buildings of the Georgian New Town, all infused with a strong and contemporary culture that has established the city as a leader in modern arts. Edinburgh is a city that is as open to new ideas as it is traditional, and it’s not difficult to understand why so many visitors flock to the city from every corner of the globe.

Grassmarket
Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Why Visit?

This city attracts people from all over the world and takes them on a journey through its fascinating history, labyrinth of cobbled streets and its jam-packed festival schedule.

Edinburgh is a beautifully mixed contrast between its dark medieval old town and its modern Georgian New Town that make a lasting impression on its visitors, with many left wanting more and dreaming of a quick return.

If there was ever a place to get lost in, Edinburgh would be it. The Old Town packs more historic buildings into a square mile than just about anywhere else in Britain and it begs out to be explored. Curiosity is often rewarded with an intoxicating mix of new and old, amazing eateries, coffee shops and unexpected views and surprises around every corner.

As the UK’s greenest city, you’re never far away from a green and leafy space to unwind, breathe and enjoy some peace and quiet from the busyness of Scotland’s most visited city.

Things to do in edinburgh

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most startling and beautiful cities in the world.

It’s a bustling, exciting and charming place no matter when you decide to visit.

Saluted as ‘the Athens of the North’ you can feel a sense of history just walking along many of its old romantic cobbled streets and narrow wynds whilst in constant awe of Edinburgh Castle sitting proudly over the city on top of a 700 million year old extinct volcano.

THINGS TO DO

ACCOMMODATION

CAFES

BARS & RESTAURANTS

BOOK LOVERS

QUIET RETREATS
RAINY DAY
WALKS

GREEN SPACES

ON A SHOESTRING

VEGAN RESTAURANTS

ART LOVERS

THE BEST VIEWS

COCKTAIL BARS

BEST BRUNCH SPOTS

DAY TRIPS

EDINBURGH BY REGIONS

Edinburgh is divided into several regions, each boasting its own charm and appeal.

ROYAL MILE

OLD TOWN

NEW TOWN

STOCKBRIDGE

LEITH

GRASSMARKET

SOUTHSIDE

WEST END

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