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

Exceptional Historic A List Apartment In Central Edinburgh - 2 Min. Walk To Tram

An immaculate and very gracious period property which retains original historic features and is A grade listed. It is luxuriously outfitted with real wood floors, sumptuous soft furnishings and very high quality linens. The super king size bedroom...

A stroll in the Royal Park - luxury on the edge of Queen's Palace & City Centre

This modern 2 bedroomed apartment in a new block with private parking in an underground garage and lift is quite exceptional. Although essentially ground floor, it is above the basement flat and has breathtaking Southerly views across the Royal Pa...

2 bedroom property in Edinburgh.

Delightful, spacious apartment in the heart of the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle a short walk. . Close to the centre of Edinburgh, yet boasting a quiet location, this attractive and spacious ground floor holiday apartment is set ...

Spacious 4 Bedroom & 4 Bathroom in Edinburgh City Centre

***New to market April 2015*** ***Rated 5 Star by Scotlands Tourist Board - Visit Scotland*** The Heriot Row Apartment is an elegant 18th century Category A-listed Georgian townhouse. The apartment is located in Edinburgh’s New Town and is sim...

Central High Spec Flat Edinburgh

This flat has a lovely living area comprising large living room adjoining high spec modern kitchen and dining area. Two double bedrooms one en suite. It is very centrally located with theatres and cinemas very close by. The big advantage is that i...