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 Alva Street Residence

The Alva Street Residence is a lovely, 2 bedroom apartment in the West End, a short distance from all of Edinburgh's main sightseeing, shopping and dining. This is a lower level apartment, with it's own entrance and patio, forming part of a recent...

Apartment To Suit All!

This property is a short bus ride from the city centre. It is close to many places of interest, The Botanical Gardens, The Royal Yacht Britannia, Portobello Beach, The Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and Cinema, the Water of Leith, to name but a fe...

City Central House & Garden, Patio. Walk to Zoo/shops,Tram Stop on Street,WIFI+

Our Edinburgh Villa has been a holiday rental for nearly 10 years now, and we have many returning guests. Scroll down to visit our own website for more information and perhaps special rates for last minute reservations! The Villa is a house with...

Stylish city living close to Edinburgh's Meadows

Stylish, contemporary, ground floor apartment, fitted to a high standard and set within a converted print-works. The spacious open plan living and kitchen are finished with a luxury designer kitchen. Delightful touches include the original Scotti...

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...