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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

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    Anonymous

    Scotland is the best!

    I LOVE Scotland, particularly Edinburgh. It's a great city with a wonderful history and a fun, lively atmosphere, and the people are quite friendly! A couple things to do: check out Sandemans free walking tours --I've done them twice and wasn't disappointed!--and they offer a pub crawl and ghost tours and others as well. Hike Arthur's Seat for a view of the city, and thought it's an expensive city, but do eat a full Scottish breakfast and ask where you can find good haggis!

    Insider Tip:Cowgate and the Grassmarket are full of wonderful bars, and Rose street, parallel to Princes, has some cool places tucked away for cheaper cocktails. The best cider was near the intersection of Hanover and Rose (I think?)--a huge pub with a downstairs for "poets." ALL of their flavored ciders were amazing. Also, the Elephant House (JK Rowling cafe) makes excellent gluten free desserts.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Fringe Festival in Edinburgh!!

    If you want a trip away that is packed full of things to do you need to visit Edinburgh during the fringe. You will never be bored. I stayed right in the middle of the city, everything was close enough to walk to and there was always something to do or see.

    Insider Tip:Book transport and accommodation early to avoid missing out.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    One of our favourite places!

    For us, Edinburgh was the perfect mix of historical sights, culture, and night life. Also, there's a lot of different things to do and see, so everyone can find something that floats their boat. We had a really great time!

    Insider Tip:For the hop-on-hop-off tours, go for the routes where there's a live guide - the pre-recorded audio guides are sort of lame. Also, the Walter Scott monument is totally worth going up - great views of the castle!

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    a friendly, beautiful and elegant city

    Edinburgh is a quite charming city, with various vigor and great convenience. Just like an easy-going pretty girl, which makes her even more attractive.

    Insider Tip:Calton hill, free walking tour, highland tour(the isle of skye), ghost tour

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Lovely city

    We spent a full day in Edinburgh exploring the city area. It is really easy to get around by walking and there are loads of things to see and buy! The old architecture of the buildings is mixed with modern shops which gives Edinburgh its unique flavour.

    Insider Tip:Since you are in Scotland, you gotta try Haggis and whiskey! Shops close early though!

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