Visiting Edinburgh

a Great place to Visit

"Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be"
Robert Louis Stevenson

Edinburgh is described by Prince Charles as one of the worlds most beautiful cities. Edinburgh was recently voted one of the top ten cities in the world by Expedia

Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Festival are reasons to visit this historic city. Edinburgh is an all year round city with art galleries, theatres, sightseeing, Blues and Jazz Festivals and the world renowed Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Few cities compare in beauty to Edinburgh. Surrounded by hiils with a Castle dominating the centre the visitor quickly feels at home. Travelling around Edinburgh is easy and straightforward as the old and new towns have their own character but are in a stones throw of each other. You can either travel around by coach or if you feel fit enough, do like the locals and travel the city centre on foot.


Edinburgh Castle at a glance

Edinburgh Castle is the top visitor attraction in Scotlandand the most recognisable tourist attraction in the world. It was built on the Castle rock, houses in Edinburgh were historically built on the area in front of the Castle.This area was called the Lawnmarket which can still be visited today. The old town continued down the High Street and Cannongate towards the Palace of Holyrood House. These streets are collectively called the Royal Mile. This route will also now take you from the Castle to the new Scottish Parliament. Situated on an extinct volcano it is part of Edinburgh's World Heritage site.

The Royal Mile leading down from the castle is a day out in its own right with St Giles Cathedral, Museum of Childhood, John Knoxs House, King Mary's Close and shops selling whiskey, tartan and other various Scottish gifts. Everything you would want to take home as a reminder of your trip to Scotland can be found on the High Street.

Opening times
1 April to 30 September - Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 6.30pm Last Entry 6p.m. in summer
1 October to 31 March - Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm Last Entry 5p.m. in winter

Tel 0131 225 9846

Admission Adult £10.30 Child £4.50

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Edinburgh Festival whatever else Edinburgh knows hows to do, it knows how to party and in August and September Edinburgh lets it hair down. The worlds biggest theatre and fringe festival take centre stage. Is it worth the effort should I make the trip would suggest that whatever else you do this year try to come Edinburgh.

Princess Street If you arrive in Edinburgh by Bus, Train or Plane you are likely to arrive in the city centre in Princess Street this is where you find the best shops the swankiest hotels and transport to anywhere in the city.

Royal Yacht Brittania As well as many exciting things to do in Edinburgh City Centre if you wish to venture outwith the centre of town. Step on the number 22 bus which will take you to Ocean Terminal and also the home of the Royal Yacht Brittania well worth a visit.

Eating Out Edinburgh has a wealth of Restaraunts everything from traditional Scottish food to cuisine from around the world. From Californian to Catalan. From Italian to Indian. From Lebanese to Nepalese and from Seafood to Scottish. All taste catered all diners welcome.

Nightlife Edinburgh like any Capital city provides for all tastes. Clubbing, Pubs, or more exoctic taste visiting edinburgh will help you to find your prefered choice. Most stag nights and hen parties end up in the Grassmarket whilst those visitors looking for a more upmarket night out spend the night on George street.

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