Edinburgh Travel Guide
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- 98%History Buffs
- 77%Local Culture
- 68%Family Travelers
- 66%Art & Design Lovers
- 61%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (220)
- EdinburghMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jan 19, 2014
Edinburgh is a beautiful city with no shortage of things to do. It's always lively and always interesting with a mixture of history, art and the huge student population gives it a thriving bar scene. The only downside is probably the weather, but come prepared and you'll never be bored.
- EdinburghMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 3Dec 23, 2013
Stunning city, world heritage centre and capital of Scotland. Edinburgh is a festival city, with high art, fringe comedy and theater, jazz, TV, and film festivals; and amazing New Year celebrations. Yet, its modest size gives it a very human scale. The "old town" is the medieval heart of the city, stretching from the castle down the Royal Mile towards the royal palace. The "new town" is the late 18th and 19th century additions. While down on the shore of the Forth is the colourful port of Leith. Stacked to the brim with history, galleries, cultural events and national monuments there is always something to see and do in Edinburgh.
- EdinburghMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFamily Travelers+ 2Nov 08, 2013
We just spent a few days here with friends in from the states, and it was well worth it. For starters, the train from London, while long, is a beautiful one which winds along the coast for the last hour or so after Newcastle. The city itself is full of history, incredible architecture, and good food and drink. We spent a morning in the Castle, did a tour of the vaults underneath the city, wandered around the graveyard behind Greyfriar's Bobby (and found the grave of Tom Riddle - the inspiration for JK Rowling), and hiked up to Arthur's seat. Between all that, we managed to squeeze in some pubs and scotch sampling as well.
- EdinburghMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 10Nov 01, 2013
Beautiful city with amazing architecture. There's a feeling of history as you meander over cobble stone streets and imagine the bustle of people in the streets. There's plenty to see and do as many things are within walking distance of each other. The restaurants selection is plenty and diverse. When I visited Edinburgh there was a lot of construction since they've been renovating the subway for years now. Don't let that stop you from enjoying the sites. Just avoid the congested areas and you will be fine.
- EdinburghMember ofFoodiesBackpackersNightlife Lovers+ 1Oct 19, 2013
I have never met a people more proud of their history than the Scots, and Edinburgh is the center of it all. Here, jabs at the English are spoken freely on the streets, as are tales of their defeat (one of the best being a 1950s attempt to smuggle the Stone of Destiny out of Westminster Abbey and back to its rightful place in Edinburgh Castle). Music can be heard on almost every block, coming from a bag piper on the streets or from the depths of a tiny pub tucked away in the basement. Make sure to try haggis at some point to get a taste of the local flavor - but don't ask what's in it. You don't want to know.
- EdinburghMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Sep 30, 2013
I love this city!
It's not that there would be so many sights or something it's just the atmosphere! Maybe it's the castle or Arthurs Seat but something's special here.
PS: Head to the "pommegranate" for awesome middle eastern food, I couldn't find it on gogobot though..
- EdinburghMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Sep 23, 2013
Capital of Scotland and well worth a week's visit. Old Edinburgh is crowded in high season, but retains a certain charm throughout the year. Best seen during Fringe.
- EdinburghCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jan 02, 2014
I love Edinburgh! I now understand why everyone says it's their favorite city. The city centre is full of old world charm. I love how the buildings still retain the original form outside. It's like being in the medieval times. There's so much to see and do year round. People are fun and friendly. I definitely want to visit again and again!
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