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

1 Bed Mews House for 4. 2 Bathrooms. 1 Parking Space. Free Wifi. Amex accepted

This is a lovely little mews house in the heart of Edinburghs’ New Town. It sleeps 2 – 4 people, with the use of a sofa bed in the sitting room. It also benefits from a bathroom and a shower room so if 4 people are staying there’s no queuing in th...

Mews House in Edinburgh Sleeps 9 in 3 Bedrooms with Garage, Free Wifi. Patio.

This modern, bright mews house provides accommodation for up to 9 guests in 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom with 5ft bed is located on the ground floor and has a very unusual mezzanine bathroom with large bath, wash hand basin and shower. There is...

2 Bedroom Mews for 4 in Edinburgh New Town, Car Park & Free Wifi.

This is probably the prettiest mews in Edinburgh. Located in the New Town area of Edinburgh the property is only a few minutes’ walk from an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes and shops. The apartment is on two floors, the open plan living a...

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House sleeps 6 in Edinburgh, Free Internet Access

This Mews House is located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh New Town. It is a very fasionable area and offers a good selection of cafe's and shops. The accommodation is located on the first and second floor of the building and offers 1 double...

Storytelling Apartment perfectly located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Old Town

Our self catering Storytelling Apartment (Visit Scotland 4 star), distinctly Scottish in nature is situated right in the centre of things on Edinburgh's Royal Mile - the heart of the historic Old Town. A great base to explore Scotland's capital ci...