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

  • 70%


    Definitely a city to explore!

    I definitely didn't spend enough time in Edinburgh - there is something for everyone in this city (unless all you want is sun and beaches, in which case, go to mexico!).

  • 80%



    We loved Edinburgh, the castle is awesome, the architecture and feel of the city is great, many great sites, love fish and chips.

    Insider Tip:Attractions and stores close earlier than we thought (ie Castle, Scotch whisky experience) so check the hours and don't miss out like we did.

  • 40%


    Beautiful place with poor services

    Edinburgh is a wonderful city! Lots of cultural and historical sites. Unfortunately the services are not good! Staff, in general, treat you as if they were being obligated to talk to you! Not friendly at all!

    Insider Tip:I strongly recommend to visit the Arthur's seat! It's a short (~40 min round) and heavy walk! Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and take some time to appreciate the view of the city!

  • 50%


    Beautiful city

    The only downside to Edinburgh is that the currency is GBP. Its a really pretty city, amazing parks, great architecture, nice shops and places to see.

    Insider Tip:Bring a jacket for rain

  • 70%


    A Different Kind of City

    We visited Edinburgh and enjoyed just walking through the streets, visiting shops and getting tea and coffee at local places. We stayed away from the historical sites, as we had just come form London and were tired of the touristy attractions. Wish we would've given it more time!

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