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

Modern Two Bedroom Serviced Apartment

Ocean Serviced Apartments offer 4 star serviced apartments The Two Bedroom serviced apartment is ideal if you’re a travelling to Edinburgh for a holiday, city break or if you are frequent business traveller. This serviced apartment offer fantasti...

Sciennes House Place, in popular Marchmont area

Bright apartment in vibrant Marchmont. This bright apartment has a bedroom with double bed and a living-room with daybed (suitable for 1-2 adults or 1-2 adults plus 1 child). It's located in the vibrant Marchmont area, close to the University of E...

Beautiful Apartment In Converted 19th Century Schoolhouse In City Centre

Beautiful, spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with separate WC, providing comfortable and modern accommodation for up to 4 people in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The apartment is equipped with modern furnishings and fitting...

Commercial Street, near Leith Waterfront

This corner apartment is on the third floor (there is currently no lift available) of a stylish warehouse conversion in a waterfront development. Overlooking the old docks, it is well served by transport and is close to Leith's vibrant restaurant ...

Apt 15 - 3 bed apartment with swimming pool

This 3 bedroom flat is bright and sunny benefitting from views over the central courtyard garden and parking area. It has an open plan living, kitchen and dining area with all the modern conveniences you could (website hidden), DVD, wireless int...