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

Cosy Festival Let Flat

We are renting our ground floor flat for the month of August during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Myself and my fiancee will be staying at another property locally so will be available to help with any queries. Advised Check in time is at 3pm and...

3 Bedroom Apartment in Canonmills 10minutes from City Centre, free Wifi

A luxurious and spacious 3 bedroom ground floor flat close to city centre. Contemporary kitchen with fitted units and work surfaces, large modern bathroom, living room with a feature fireplace. Carpet flooring with lots of storage. Close to amenit...

2 Bedroom City Centre Apartment Edinburgh - sleeps 4

We are delighted to offer our wonderful flat in the very heart of Edinburgh to those who wish to enjoy this historic city as we do! Our belief in 'Treating our guests as we would wish to be'; provides us with the opportunity to ensure the small de...

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 ...

3 Bedroom Apartment in Slateford Sleeps 6 - Three Bedroom Apartment, Sleeps 6

Amazing open-plan duplex apartment located in Slateford, a short bus ride to all the city's attractions and Haymarket station. The property's highlight are definitely it's large open plan living/dining area surrounded by three spacious bedrooms, i...