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

  • 60%


    Can't wait to go back!!!

    Everything about this city was amazing! Everything is in walking distance that you could possibly need. Everything was so beautiful and friendly, lots to see and do and hiking do close for a city, walking distance!!! Plus good food!!

    Insider Tip:Being good walking shoes, the hills and stairs are good for your buns and thighs but they are killer!

  • 80%


    Stunning city, despite the weather

    Do not let the weather get you down. Old Edinburgh is not to be missed and if I'd had more time, I would have explored so much more of Scotland. I loved it.

    Insider Tip:DO THE FREE WALKING TOUR. Can't stress that enough. And try the vegetarian haggis. I got it at the Fiddler's Arms in Grass Market. Not bad at all!

  • 80%


    scottish highlands

    just beautiful place with great old buildings....people are nice and food is not so expensive comparing to London.

    Insider Tip:if you only have a short time for scotland you might consider Hairy Coo, which is a FREE tour company that takes people going around the highlands for one day. the guide and also the driver was a very nice guy and we had much fun along the way.

  • 100%



    Amazing city! So walkable and so much going on at all times! Everyone was very friendly and as a female traveling alone I never felt unsafe.

  • 70%


    The Royal Mile!

    Edinburgh is great! VERY windy! Everything you need is with in walking distance of the Royal Mile! Castle, museums, shopping, Arthurs Seat! It's great!

    Insider Tip:Definitely do the Mercat Ghost tour! Creepy & cool! Castle was cool! Royal Mile tavern is a MUST do! Climb Arthurs Seat but be prepared - work out gear is necessary & a good pair of shoes! It's a hike and a half! It's also VERY windy! 2 days is prob sufficient to see Edinburgh!

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