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

The Dean Terrace Residence - Three Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 5

Sit back and relax, at The Dean Terrace Residence. Located in the ever-popular Stockbridge, and retaining many original Georgian features, this three-bedroom apartment is perfect for your next visit to Edinburgh. The spacious living room welcomes...

A beautiful, modern central apartment with parking and elevator

This stunning apartment has just been completed (April 2018) so it provides accommodation in pristine condition with brand new quality furniture and fixtures. The property has 2 bedrooms (one ensuite), a main bathroom, a superbly equipped kitchen ...

Angus Studio, Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Set in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, right in the vibrant Grassmarket area. The space Scottish themed studio set in the heart of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. Great views overlooking the Grassmarket and only 2 minutes walk to the castle. All att...

Beautiful Victorian home in Edinburgh

Located just north of the Botanic Gardens in the heart of Edinburgh is a picturesque neighbourhood with stunning gardens, Victorian homes, beautiful parks, and sea views.Trinity is one of Edinburgh's best kept secrets. Full of character and charm ...

An Edinburgh Gem, Coates Gardens

An impressive and spacious duplex apartment within a Victorian Terrace in Edinburgh's West End within walking distance of all Edinburgh's main attractions. The property is decorated to the highest standard with contemporary furnishings and wonde...