Edinburgh Travel Guide

Historic, cultured and cosmopolitan, the exciting capital of Scotland perfectly blends the ancient and the modern. Edinburgh's magnificent architecture ranges from medieval churches to monumental Victorian masterpieces, all dominated by the fairytale castle atop an extinct volcanic rock. In August and early September, around a million visitors flock to the city for the vibrant Edinburgh Festival, the world's premier arts extravaganza.


The historic city of Edinburgh offers a diverse range of accommodation options located in and around the city and its popular sightseeing and attractions. Featuring everything from basic motels to comfortable hotels and luxury suites and apartments, Edinburgh accommodation offers something for all travellers and budgets. Conveniently close to tourist attractions, the accommodation ranged from bed and breakfasts and even self-catering options and everything in between. Book cheap Accommodation in Edinburgh

Getting Around Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Airport is at Turnhouse, seven miles west of the city centre. Regular Airlink shuttle buses connect to Waverley Bridge in the town centre. Taxis are also available from the airport. Conveniently situated at the eastern end of Princes Street in the New Town, Waverley Station is the terminus for all mainline trains. There are good train connections to Edinburgh from around Britain. The bus terminal for local and intercity services is on St Andrew Square, two minutes' walk from Waverley Station. Edinburgh is well served by buses and the city also has plenty of taxi ranks, or you can hail black cabs on the street. Getting around Edinburgh


Edinburgh is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags that rise from the flat landscape of the Lothians, with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north. The centre is clearly divided in two: the maze-like Old Town and the dignified New Town, both of which are home to a wide range of attractions. Some of the most popular attractions include Edinburgh Castle, St Margaret's Chapel, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Queen's Park, the National Museum of Scotland, National Gallery of Scotland, the medieval port of Leith, the Scottish & Newcastle and Caledonian breweries and the Edinburgh Festival is also a popular attraction from August to early September. More about Edinburgh Attractions

Edinburgh Facts

Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites and in 2004 Edinburgh was the world’s first designated UNESCO City of Literature. Edinburgh University was established in 1583, making it one of the most famous universities in the world. Edinburgh's population more than doubles during August for the city’s famous arts festival. JK Rowling, author of the famous Harry Potter books, wrote the first novel of her famous Harry Potter series in a café in Edinburgh.