Edinburgh remains one of my favourite cities in Scotland, perhaps the UK as a whole. I just spent three weeks in Scotland, from Glasgow, through the Highlands to Edinburgh, and Edinburgh just may have kept a bit of my heart. ;) From the lovely architecture, but all the things you want in a larger city, Edinburgh really seems to have it all. One of my favourite things to do was going to pubs to listen to live music. Yes, most cities offer this, but I really enjoyed it in Edinburgh.
Insider Tip:Check out Calton Hill or Holyrood park for sweeping views of the city. Check out Grassmarket for a variety of pubs with local music, loved Maggie Dickson's. Check out the pub, Ensign Ewart on the Royal Mile, near Edinburgh Castle. Nice staff, great live music.