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%


    very underrated

    Great place that more people should know about! Cool history, interesting museums and galleries and so pretty and scenic.

    Insider Tip:Arthur's seat gives amazing views and isn't too hard of a hike. Cramond village and island = stunning!

  • 80%



    Edinburgh is a great, vibrant, and charming city in Scotland. There is always something to do and plenty to find if you just wander around. The Royal Mile is the place to be, especially as a tourist.

    Insider Tip:Go to The Elephant House!!! Famed place where J.K. Rowling started writing Harry Potter. The dinner prices aren't bad and the service is pretty fast.

  • 90%


    3 days in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is a seriously beautiful city with an interesting history, including being the seat of the Scottish renaissance. Arthur's seat is a must for unparalleled views of the city. I highly recommend the Hall of Surgeons Museum if you have an interest in health sciences, it only costs a couple of quid and it's a unique experience. Scottish museum is kinda cool, but pales in comparison to the British museum in London (which I'd unfortunately been to in the past 7 days).

    Insider Tip:Free walking tours are good value here. Make sure to grab a haggis, for all that they sound disgusting they are actually delicious. Besides, if you normally eat pies and sausages you're probably eating less-easily-describable parts of animals than go into a good haggis. The peaty whiskeys go nicely with a wee dram of water!

  • 80%


    Edinburgh - Living up to the Hype

    Unfortunately the London life had swindled most our money so we couldn't afford the train up there - we opted for a bus instead which was much cheaper and is all good if you don't mind the 9ish hour ride! I've got to say Edinburgh was everything I was expecting. Easily walkable around the main sights, tons of friendly pubs offering reasonably-priced pints and traditional Scottish meals, freezing weather (maybe don't go in Winter like I did), amazing castle visits. It has it all!

    Insider Tip:The Piemaker. They sell traditional Scottish pies and other treats and is VERY cheap (especially if you've just been in London) - less than 2 quid for a pie. Great if you're there in the middle of Winter and need a quick filler-up. Also... if you want to take the train, book well in advance for cheaper fares.

  • 70%


    amazing landscapes

    Very nice people, very nice city! Make sure to go up to Arthur's Seat to see the view, it's breath taking (:

    Insider Tip:Go to a stand up comedy show, it's a real thing there .

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