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
Experience the street party and spectacular firework show that ushers in a new year.
How to get to Edinburgh
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

Brand New City Centre Luxury Apartment

Ground floor one bedroom city centre luxury apartment finished to a high standard complete with secured door entry system. Fully furnished. Fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine/drier and dishwasher. Underfloor gas central heating. Bathroom ...

10-15 mins walk to Princes St, beautiful outlooks, Stockbridge village nearby

Outstanding large drawing room apartment with beautiful outlooks to private gardens, within 10-15 minutes walk to Princes Street. This first floor apartment is within a converted town house circa 1890 and is decorated to a very high standard, re...

Georgian Terrace apartment with a community vibe, an easy walk from city centre

A great choice for guests who want to enjoy the delightful Stockbridge, with its excellent shopping including interesting shops, bars and restaurants, and still be close the city centre. The sitting room in this apartment is gorgeous, spacious a...

Luxury Georgian apartment in the City Centre Edinburgh

Providing a unique location from which to enjoy a visit to Edinburgh, the apartment occupies the raised ground floor of what was a traditional town house on Northumberland Street. We are sure you will enjoy the grandeur and history of this 1807 Ge...

Sleeps between 2-4 people with free parking and wifi

The conversion has been cleverly done using wood and wrought iron to create a comfortable home within a building of much history and character. The brewery's original hillside garden remains; it is private and secluded with incomparable views ov...