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Edinburgh Pocket Guide

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Edinburgh is a city which you will warm to straight away. Walking down Princes Street, the city's main thoroughfare, Edinburgh Castle hangs proudly over the Scottish capital reminding the locals and tourists alike of the city's medieval past. There are endless streets to explore, both in the Old and New Towns, numerous shops to keep the shopaholics occupied, while at night the city comes alive with an eclectic mix of young and old filling the city's many restaurants, bars and clubs.


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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Edinburgh.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Edinburgh... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    The beautiful and cute little city

    I found Edinburgh very beautiful and adorable. I'm not a huge fan of big cities and Edinburgh felt just right in size. The old buildings were beautiful and the atmosphere quite laid back. I have very few places I'd say I really want to go back to some day but Edinburgh would be one of those places.

    Insider Tip:The pub food might be even better than the food at a regular restaurant, at least it's very good and a lot cheaper! ;)

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    AMAZING TOWN

    Who woulda thought Scotland is better than Ireland ! If your doing the UK and Ireland Edinburgh needs to be on your list ! You will literally feel like your in a Harry Potter movie .. This town is clean and has a magical feel to it but is also filled with creepy haunted stories ! I'm in love ! Go see the castle ! Go on a free ghost tour ! Stay at Budget backpackers !

    Insider Tip:It's cold !!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    a city for history lovers

    The Royal Mile is certainly the high point of Edinburgh but, in my view, visitors should also wander around other parts of the city, which has loads of historically important and interesting buildings (some not too advertised by most tourist guides, such as the George Heriot's School. There I got a good, unexpected, free guide tour by two students !!! ). I stayed three days in Edinburgh and now I realize I should have added at least one more day to my tour.

    Insider Tip:Do visit the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle but allow yourself to tour other parts of historical Edinburgh.

  • 80%

    tropicalt1na

    The True Gem of the Isle

    Edinburgh is a stunning city that has the entire checklist of good, without the inflated prices and snobbery that can often be found in it's neighbors to the south. It's cityscape is breathtaking one with a castle perched on one end, and hilltop Athens-like ruins on the other, that also face a gorgeous climable, extinct volcano-all of which provide panoramic views of the entire city and the sea off in the distance.

    Insider Tip:On a nice day, when you are halfway up Arthur's seat wondering if the view is worth the torture, keep going. You'll be glad you did, and that view and its moments will stay with you forever.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Small, but lots to do!

    Edinburgh is a small city where most of the touristic stuff is close by each other, but there's still a good amount to do and you can spend many days there. The city's architecture is amazing, big churches, monuments, and the castle! You can walk everywhere and get decent food without much trouble. In August, there's the Fringe Festival, which turns the city into a big circus with insane amounts of people on the streets and multiple performers. Consider that when booking your trip to Edinburgh!

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