Edinburgh Travel Guide

The Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the world’s great cultural cities. It boasts a rich heritage of great art, literature and the arts, with such famous names as Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns all inexorably woven into the story and fabric of the city. It came as no surprise when Edinburgh was named by UNESCO as its first ever City of Literature. Edinburgh, though, is no cultural timepiece or finished masterpiece; today, it's home to a dynamic and energetic cultural scene that visitors to the city can tap into.


Cultural itinerary By Robin McKelvie
  1. 1. National Museum
  2. 2. National Gallery of Scotland
  3. 3. Gallery of Modern Art
  4. 4. Edinburgh Summer Festivals
  5. 5. The Stand
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Family Itinerary By Heather Mc
  1. 1. Edinburgh Zoo
  2. 2. Edinburgh Castle
  3. 3. Ghost Tours
  4. 4. Edinburgh Dungeons
  5. 5. Botanical Gardens
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Nightlife itinerary By Kirsten Alana
  1. 1. The Liquidroom
  2. 2. The Standing Order
  3. 3. 1780
  4. 4. Urban Angel
  5. 5. Cocktails at Harvey Nichols
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Edinburgh temperatures
Main Events
25th January
Burns night
Edinburgh is the perfect city in which to pay tribute to Scotland’s most famous son.
01-25 August
Fringe Festival
For four weeks, half a million people attend the world’s largest arts festival.
New Year
Hogmanay
Experience the street party and spectacular firework show that ushers in a new year.
How to get to Edinburgh
Map
Times to Waverley Station
Edinburgh EDI
  • Taxi 23'
  • Train -
  • Bus 31'
Glasgow GLA
  • Taxi 1h9
  • Train 1h53
  • Bus 2h3
Dundee DND
  • Taxi 1h11
  • Train 1h55
  • Bus 2h22

 

 

 

Edinburgh Holiday Accommodation

5 BELLEVUE CRESCENT, family friendly in Edinburgh, Ref 14663

5 Bellevue Crescent is a Georgian self catering apartment just a ten minute walk from Princes Street in the city of Edinburgh. This all first floor self catering apartment sleeps four people and has two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one t...

35 BARONY STREET, family friendly in Edinburgh, Ref 4532

35 Barony Street is a Georgian self catering apartment in the New Town area, just a ten minute walk from Princes Street in the city of Edinburgh. This all ground floor self catering apartment sleeps six people and has three bedrooms, consisting of...

Stylish city living close to Edinburgh's Meadows

Stylish, contemporary, ground floor apartment, fitted to a high standard and set within a converted print-works. The spacious open plan living and kitchen are finished with a luxury designer kitchen. Delightful touches include the original Scot...

Large period property in a leafy setting, lots of space to explore

Lakeside House is a extensively refurbished and extended Georgian cottage with a great mix of period character and modernity. Simply furnished, this B listed house is situated in the most enviable position, a quiet 'country like village' with love...

Luxury 5 bed apartment in Edinburgh's new town

The accommodation is beautifully furnished and finished, the apartment has stripped timber flooring throughout and a stunning fireplace along with many period features. There is a small private garden to the front of the building and a south facin...