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

Newly Renovated, Royal MIle, Edinburgh, located in the historic Chessels Court

Newly renovated Chessels Court apartment on The Royal Mile, this contemporary two bedroom apartment is perfectly located to allow you to experience all that Edinburgh has to offer whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of this courtyard setting. Ful...

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...

Cosy 2 bedroom flat in vibrant Morningside & ideal base to explore Edinburgh

This Morningside apartment was originally part of an 1820 Georgian house, historically serving as the kitchen to the main house. Now, completely refurbished in 2017, it has been transformed into a separate and charming 2 bedroom apartment with its...

Old Fishmarket Close, Royal Mile- Sleeps 4-6

100 metres from the High Street/Royal Mile this open plan apartment has the benefit of being in the quiet area of Old Fishmarket Close yet perfectly positioned for exploring Edinburgh. It is a tastefully decorated apartment with a bright living ...

Beautiful, Central Apartment with Parking

Housed in what was formerly Silvermills House dating from around 1760 and located in the cosmopolitan Stockbridge area of the Georgian New Town, this stunning 3 bedroom apartment offers a luxury stay in the heart of Edinburgh. Space This ground f...