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 first floor property

The Roseburn Maltings Apartment is a modern first floor property (with lift), forming part of an old distillery, just one mile west of the city centre, and five minutes from Murraryfield Stadium. The local area features plentiful shops, bars and b...

West Norton Place, in Abbeyhill area

Sunny apartment overlooking leafy London Rd Gardens and a short walk to Princes Street or the Royal Mile. A bright and sunny two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, ...

Attractive apartment in highly sought after Blackhall, Edinburgh

A relaxing and attractive apartment in Scotland's capital. The apartment is situated in the highly sought after area of Blackhall. The apartment comprises of two large double bedrooms (one with ensuite shower room), a comfortable living room with ...

Spacious Luxury Accommodation

A very spacious and superbly located apartment in Leith, just a short distance from Edinburgh City centre. Offering an all-season destination with tremendous style, space and comfort with all of the conveniences you would expect to accompany luxur...

Brunswick Street Lane, at Hillside, Edinburgh

A quiet characterful mews apartment (sleeps 1–4) close to the city centre and with great walks on nearby Calton Hill; within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections. This...