The historic city of Edinburgh is full of history, culture and an array of stunning architecture. Walk the cobbled streets of the city centre and you will begin to get the feeling that you're in a fairytale.
The Scottish capital is home to stunning architecture, amazing cafes and enough bars to keep you going all year. Just a four hour train journey north from London, it is well worth the visit to soak up some of the unique Scottish culture. The rumours are true, there really are kilts, bagpipes and haggis everywhere
Edinburgh has a small international airport that welcomes flights from across the UK and select destinations across Europe. One of the most convenient ways to enter the city is via the city centre train station which connects with the country-wide network.
WHEN TO GO
Edinburgh is one of the coldest cities in the UK and is prone to snow in the winter months which can be wonderful. If you prefer to avoid the cold we suggest visiting in July when temperatures are far more pleasant.
WHAT TO EAT
Milnes Bar ($), La Barantine ($$), Whiski Rooms ($$$), Ivy on the Square ($$$$)
THINGS TO DO
[Old Town] Walking the cobbled streets of Edinburgh is enough of an attraction in itself! Marvel at the beautiful 18th century architecture while ducking in and out of whisky bars, tweed shops and stunning cathedrals. Also home to the famous Royal Mile precinct and the world’s first ever Camera Obscura.
[Edinburgh Castle] While you may baulk at the extortionate entry fee, the views over the surrounding regions are stunning and the place is packed with history. Experience royal and military history first hand in this incredible fortress that sits precariously atop the hill towering over the city below. At 1pm each day you can relive history with the firing Mons Meg cannon.
[Arthur’s Seat] If you want to clear your head after a night on the town drinking whisky, then a hike up to Arthur’s Seat will certainly dust off the cobwebs. The views from the top are magnificent and certainly worth the hike.
[Edinburgh Zoo] Focusing on conservation Edinburgh Zoo is one of the few places in Europe where you can see Giant Pandas. There are a range of experiences and events that go on year round so plan ahead to see if anything out of the ordinary is going on!
Other Things to Do: Writers Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scott Monument