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Edinburgh makes a great first impression – then gets better. Its spectacular skyline of castle and crag, classical columns and spires is the backdrop to a cultural programme that lasts all year. Edinburgh is simply one of Europe’s great capitals.

Accommodation

Accommodation in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, covers all possible budgets from top end luxury to budget hostel. Choose you accommodation type below.

Map of Edinburgh

Great Attractions

No other city in Britain has so many great attractions all of which are so easily accessible. Edinburgh castle, major museums, galleries and the Royal Palace Garden's, The Royal Yacht Britannia, and many historical buildings are all within a mile of each other.

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Get Active

Edinburgh offers masses of un-city like activities; rock climbing, skiing, pony trekking, great walks and golf in (or near) the city.

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Edinburgh  Castle © Copyright Historic Scotland Edinburgh Castle »

At the centre of Scottish life for more than nine hundred years, Edinburgh Castle was one of the strongest fortresses in the kingdom. It has served as a royal palace, arsenal, gun foundry, state prison, and as a place of safe-keeping for the State Records and Crown Jewels.

© Copyright David Hayes An Introduction to Edinburgh »

Edinburgh makes a great first impression – then gets better. Its spectacular skyline of castle and crag, classical columns and spires is the backdrop to a cultural programme that lasts all year. Edinburgh is simply one of Europe’s great capitals.

Victoria Street Shops © Copyright Visit Scotland Edinburgh Shopping

Much more than Princes Street – sample the New Town exclusivity of George Street or quirky Victoria Street in the Old Town. Discover classic department and top-name designers stores.

Shopping in Edinburgh

Quick guide to the summer festivals Quick guide to the summer festivals »

Looking for an easy way to get up to speed with Edinburgh's summer festivals? We have a look at some of EdinburghFestivals.co.uk's most useful pages. 

© Copyright James Ross Festivals & Events

It’s almost wall-to-wall festivals in Edinburgh, peaking in late August when the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe are in full swing.

Events in Edinburgh

Playhouse Theatre Edinburgh © Copyright Kim Traynor; http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/user/traynor Entertainment & Theatre in Edinburgh

 
This is the capital and an upbeat business centre also with a large student population – so the night-life options are non-stop and varied.

Edinburgh Theatres
Entertainment in Edinburgh

Fireworks at  Edinburgh Castle © Copyright Visit Scotland Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh took this most Scottish of celebrations and transformed it into a spectacular four-day event, the biggest of its kind in the world, complete with street parties, music and fireworks.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Scottish Mussels © Copyright Robin McKelvie Edinburgh Restaurants »

As a cosmopolitan city, Edinburgh offers all sorts of dining styles – with plenty of new places eager to build a reputation.