City Of Edinburgh Guide

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With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh
offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site at the heart of the city combines the medieval Old
Town, the Georgian New Town and award winning modern architecture. Explore
Edinburgh at your leisure, you’ll see views that make for perfect picture postcards,
mysterious winding streets, elegant terraces and an abundance of shops, bars and

To help you decide what to take in on your visit, we've compiled our top City
Experiences: An Edinburgh guide outlining the best places to go, top Edinburgh
tourist attractions, views to take in and the must-do city experiences - choose from our
listings on the right.

The Lothians region consists of East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian where
you can discover tales of Scotland’s past. Stately homes, dramatic castles and
medieval chapels all provide a sense of Scotland’s impressive history.

The area has many historic towns and scenic villages, which are great for exploring.
From award winning beaches, championship golf courses and some of Scotland’s
most impressive visitor attractions the Lothians offer plenty of things to see and do.

To help get the most from your visit, check out our area highlights from the listings
on the right.

Edinburgh Hostel - Search for
Backpacker Hostels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a wealth of hostels, being a popular destination for backpackers and
budget travellers from around the world. Some of the hostels belong to the Scottish
Youth Hostel Association (SYHA) and others are independent or privately owned.

Many of the Edinburgh hostels offer fully equipped kitchens, common rooms, hot
showers, dormitories, meals, family rooms and in some cases en suite

Not only are hostels a great way to meet like minded people, they offer excellent
value for money in some of the most central locations in Edinburgh

Edinburgh: As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh will not disappoint. Edinburgh
manages to successfully blend modern with old and you will find trendy nightclubs
housed in medieval buildings. With its pubs, clubs, restaurants, museums and
festivals, Edinburgh is a thriving capital city.

Edinburgh Castle is, of course, the star attraction. Sitting on an extinct volcano
overlooking the entire city, the Castle is dominating feature of the city. Today, it is
open to visitors and houses displays the history of the Scottish Army regiments but by
far the most impressive feature of the Castle is the stunning views of the city.

August is the Edinburgh Festival month and is a great time to visit the city, but book
your accommodation and lodgings early as the city swells with 1000s of day trippers,
travellers and those on short city breaks, taking in the cities delights.

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