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Welcome to Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh

It comes as no surprise that the beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the UK. Dramatically situated with mountains on one side, and the North Sea on the other, Edinburgh truly is a feast for the eyes. Enjoy exploring the winding streets, from the beautiful Georgian New Town to the UNESCO-listed heart of the city.

About Edinburgh

Romantic, historical and cultured, Edinburgh is the perfect spot for a city break.

  • Hike up to Arthur’s Seat and enjoy panoramic views over the city.
  • Visit during the summer for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the biggest arts festival in the world.

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Where to Stay

From Edinburgh's charming Old Town to the beautiful Georgian architecture in the New Town

We have a great selection of apartments available throughout Edinburgh, perfect for any type of trip. Edinburgh’s charming Old Town runs along the Royal Mile, encompassing many of the major tourist attractions - choose an apartment here in the medieval heart of the city, and have a fun time exploring the charming warren of tiny streets and hidden alleyways. The New Town makes up the other half of the centre, and its beautiful Georgian architecture and array of restaurants, bars and boutique shops makes it a lovely place to rent an apartment. Similarly, Stockbridge and Canonmills to the north of the centre are great spots if you enjoy independent shopping and quirky bars. Alternatively, choosing up and coming neighbourhoods such as Leith and Broughton will allow you to get a real feel for the city without breaking the budget.

Things to Do

Explore Edinburgh's Old Town to get a feel for the place.

Newcomers to Edinburgh should start their city explorations on the Royal Mile, the backbone of Edinburgh’s Old Town. At one end sits the old fortress of Edinburgh Castle, an imposing stone building which contains the National War Museum of Scotland. For more local culture, stop off at the Scottish National Gallery which houses an extensive art collection, including works by Bacon and Blake. On a sunny day, head to Leith for a look at the Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth’s retired three-masted yacht. It is now permanently moored in Leith and open for visitors - don’t miss the on-board garage, which houses a Rolls-Royce Phantom V. Finally, make the pilgrimage to the southern edge of Edinburgh to visit Greyfriars Kirkyard, the home of the famous Greyfriars Bobby statue. Bobby was the dog of police officer John Gray, who was buried in the churchyard. Bobby slept on his master’s grave for the next 13 years, before being buried there himself.

Eating and Drinking

From foodie walking tours to the Scotch Whiskey Experience.

Combine sightseeing with food on one of Eat Walk Edinburgh’s foodie walking tours. They take like-minded groups through the heart of the city, sampling food and drink, dropping into some first class bars, restaurants and shops and chatting to local foodie enthusiasts. For those more interested in the drink side of things than the food, then a visit to either the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre or the Scotch Whisky Experience will provide a pleasant afternoon’s diversion. As you would expect from an international tourist destination, Edinburgh has restaurants and bars to suit every taste. Leith has become a great foodie destination in recent years, and well worth a visit for all types of cuisine from fish and chips to Michelin starred restaurants. For a truly Scottish experience (especially if your visit coincides with Burns Night at the end of January) track down a meal of haggis, tatties and neeps. This popular traditional dish is available throughout the city and is the perfect winter warmer.

Getting Around

Edinburgh is well-served with transport links.

Edinburgh’s efficient bus system is the main mode of public transport in the city, and taxis are also plentiful. However, the centre of Edinburgh is small enough to navigate on foot (the main tourist sights are within the boundaries of the New Town and the Old Town, about fifteen minutes walk apart). The Edinburgh Tramway is now open, linking the centre of Edinburgh to the airport on the west, through both the main train stations and Princes Street. Drivers should be aware that the centre of Edinburgh is not very car-friendly. The narrow streets and one-way system of the Old Town is particularly taxing, and parking is illegal within a large section of the city centre. Keen cyclists can rent bikes - but the city is famously hilly! If you want a day trip away from the city, you can use the regional trains to get to Glasgow or one the small towns up the coast from Edinburgh.

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10 Excellent
September 2018
Stunning and cosy Room in Edinburgh

Angie is really the most lovely lady in the world, i had a very bad entrance coming into scotland, problems with picking up my car, actually had none, and angie really made my week, she gave me the most beautiful room/cottage/ house in h...

10 Excellent
September 2018
Renovated Central Apartment

Great comfortable spacious apartment close to centre of town & supemarket. On bus routes & near tourist attractions. Owner couldn't do enough for us - very helpful & charming. Highly recommended & would love to come back.

Jean François
Jean François
10 Excellent
September 2018
Central Double Room/shared bathroom. Free Parking

Great host and great appartment to stay in the center. We highly recommend it!

10 Excellent
September 2018
Immaculate Edinburgh 2 bedroom flat

It was perfect! The welcome was very warm, although we arrived much earlier than agreed. We received valuable tips from Derek and a lot of information material. Also a waterproof city map was borrowed for the duration of our stay. The ap...

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