Edinburgh

Edinburgh cityscape

Edinburgh – a thousand years of history

It hosts the world’s biggest arts festival, has a dramatic medieval castle on its main street; can draw on a literary tradition ranging from Burns and Stevenson to Rankin and Rowling; its restaurant scene has both variety and quality, and the Queen is in residence here every summer. Edinburgh also offers fantastic museums, galleries, pubs, interesting shops and some seriously classy hotels. Welcome to the capital of Scotland.

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Top Highlights in Edinburgh

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Inside Camera Obscura
Museum
5.0
A victoria optical illusion
 Edinburgh Castle
Attraction
5.0
A great national symbol in Scotland
Mortonhall Golf Club
Health and Beauty
4.0
One of Scotland's best
Our Dynamic Earth
Entertainment
5.0
A prominent visitors attraction in the city
Dawyck Botanic Gardens, offshoot of the Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh
Attraction
5.0
World-renowned scientific centre for the study of plants, their...
The Royal Mile with the Bank Hotel.
Attraction
5.0
The most famous street in Edinburgh
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Art Gallery
5.0
The first purpose-built portrait gallery in the world
The Museum of Edinburgh - Huntly House
Museum
4.6
Edinburgh over the last 2000 years
Wee Red Bar
Bar/Pub
4.0
A wee, and a red bar with big tunes
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Noteworthy Guides to Edinburgh

Eating Out in Edinburgh
Food
Kyloe Chef David Haetzman’s favorites
The dining in Edinburgh is outstanding now. I've been cooking here for 20 years, and the difference ...
Food in Edinburgh
Food
Restaurants and cozy cafes
My Edinburgh guide shows my all time favorites in the city. Start you day in the best cafe to read ...
A Pastry Chef’s Guide to Cafes and Bakeries
Food
Favorites from Caroline Walsh
Edinburgh is one of the best cities in the world. It has lots of independent cafes, shops and ...
Cadenhead's's Guide to Charming Edinburgh
After Dark
Real Scotch
We at Cadenhead's know all about the real best Scotch. We'd love to welcome you at Cadenhead's and ...
Free WiFi in Edinburgh
On a Budget
Online in Edinburgh
Get your daily shot of free wifi, a steaming cappuccino and a hearty sandwich at these spots in ...
Angus's Guide to Lovely Edinburgh
Shopping
Food shopping and more
Edinburgh is a fantastic city in which to live, work and visit. Its centre is so compact it can be ...
Olya's Guide to Charming Edinburgh
24 Hours
Sights, cafes and shops
Being a photographer in Edinburgh is fantastic. There are great sights and I still discover amazing ...
The Gardener’s Cottage Guide to Restaurants in Edinburgh
Food
Dining in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a huge variety of excellent places to eat ranging from the simplest cafes to some of ...
Chris's Guide to Fascinating Edinburgh
Art & Culture
History, art and culture
Edinburgh is a really special place; there aren’t many cities that can boast a castle, sea views, ...
Edinburgh for Flashpackers
24 Hours
Food, Drinks and Art
Flashpackers will love the lively cafe and restaurant scene in Edinburgh. I've included my favorite ...
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