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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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    ashleybalisky7641

    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.

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    Anonymous

    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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    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! ;)

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    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 !!

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    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.

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