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

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 ...

Very Spacious 4 bed - Edinburgh City Centre, New Town

Sleeps 4-8 persons. This bright and spacious newly refurbished double upper flat is in a superb Edinburgh location (just off George Street and 10 mins walk to the Castle). It comprises a large and comfortable living room, a well equipped dining ki...

Luxury West End 3 Bedroom With 1831 Georgian Charm

Immaculate 3 bedroom (6 guest with 4 beds) apartment - built in 1831 - on the 1st floor of a Grade II listed townhouse. In the heart of Edinburgh's West End Village & Robert Adam's spectacular New Town, the apartment has been extensively renovated...

Welcoming Waterside Home in Stylish Stockbridge

Our home is in a quiet cobbled lane in Stockbridge facing onto the Water of Leith. It is accessed from a staircase via its own front door. It has high ceilings and a lovely light and airy feel. There is a hand-made kitchen including Smeg appliance...

Stunning Apartment - Superb City Centre Location

This is a unique one bedroom apartment in a historic and quietly situated building one minute from Princes Street. It has over 25 XXXXXX reviews all with 5 star excellent ratings. It has also been featured in a Sunday newspaper interiors magazine....