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

  • 90%


    Best City Yet

    Edinburgh was probably one of the prettiest places I've ever been. There is so much to see and do and everything is really easy to get to. My group and I met the nicest people while abroad and feel Edinburgh was by far the friendliest city we've collectively visited. I would defiantly recommend Edinburgh to anyone and everyone, and Scotland in general. We have never felt more welcomed into a city or culture.

    Insider Tip:Talk to people! They are extremely nice and very willing to help. Take a bus tour to the Highlands if you can - best part of our trip!

  • 50%


    Edinburgh is a beautiful city, but very expensive, everything costs a lot of money. The city don`t have a place to seat, or you eat in a very expensive place, or you don't have a place to rest or to use the bathroom.

  • 70%


    Prettiest city in Scotland

    Couldn't be there for more than 2 days, but totally fell in love with it. Lovely city, emerged on great architecture and full of history everywhere. Lots of attractions to do - better than Glasgow - and has also nicy tours for the Highlands and Loch Ness leaving from there.

    Insider Tip:Free Waking Tours, for sure.

  • 100%


    The Ultimate Fringe Festival

    This is my second time in this amazing city. I was in love in May 2014 when I visited, but only fell more in love during the Fringe Festival. Absolutely amazing!!! I have travelled quite a bit of Europe and have been to many must-see festivals such as Running of the Bulls, but the Edinburgh Fringe Festival definitely tops my list for must sees. There is actually something for everyone and it is so international. The city is extra, extra vibrant this time of the year.

    Insider Tip:There are so, SO many performances to choose from it is overwhelming. Go to a box office early in the day and ask them for their thoughts on shows to see. I got some amazing recommendations and they actually helped me plan my whole day with amazing shows to see. Or even ask anyone for their Fringe picks because it can be really difficult to choose.

  • 80%


    Absolutely worth going!

    There is no secret about Scotland being one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Edinburgh is a charming, delightful, medieval city. Mixing the old with the new, Edinburgh is like no other place you have seen it! Scottish people are very welcoming and friendly, you will feel at home right away. Good transportation, you have easy access to buses and trains running all day to the Highlands and cities nearby, like Glasgow for example. It's a must in anyone's bucket list.

    Insider Tip:The Highlands Day Tour leaving from Royal Mile and National Museum of Scotland is a must. Also if you make it to the Fringe Festival you won't regret it!

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