Edinburgh is a city that we never tire of visiting as there’s always something more to be discovered. The medieval old town, which literally tumbles down the “Royal Mile” from the castle, is a labyrinth of narrow wynds, staircases and hidden corners. And then you have the Georgian New Town, which is a complete contrast with its neatly arranged street plan and elegantly proportioned terraces. But wander around the New Town and you’ll also discover some surprises tucked away.
The best way to explore Edinburgh is on foot as the city is relatively compact and most of the major attractions are close together. Fortunately, Edinburgh also has a very good and easy to use public transport system and our guide tells you which bus routes to take to get to the attractions that are on the city’s fringes.
We also give you directions for 3 walking routes that will help you explore the “must see” sites and the quieter corners that you might otherwise miss. And, of course, we tell you where to find our favourite pubs.
If you want to learn more about attractions around Edinburgh have a look at our Travel Blogs:
Our recommendations on where to stay in Edinburgh include:
Young Children are accepted in 8 properties, and pets are accepted by arrangement in 2.
In addition to the places that we recommend from personal visits, this guide lists 8 additional properties which have been recommended to us by our friends and clients.
With the Guide, you also receive recommendations on where to find Edinburgh's best:
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