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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Family Travelers
- 83%Budget Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 52%Business Travelers
- 52%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- 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+ 8Apr 02, 2013
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!
- EdinburghMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 17, 2013
Hypothetically, let's say your mom was of Scottish heritage. And then, for fun, let's add in that she was a lifelong Scottish country dancer, named her firstborn son Scott, had a Scottish terrier, and played bagpipe music, at high volume, often, and with gusto. You might think you would hate all things Scottish for life, or you might, eventually, allow the Kool-Aid to settle and fall in love with the real thing.
I'll admit it, I'm not a huge fan of Scotland (I much prefer the green rolling hills, music and sheep of Ireland), but I love me some Edinburgh. The military tattoo and Edinburgh Festival (and fringe festival) of the summer, Hogmanay in winter (New Year's Eve -- it seriously rocks). I spent a Beltane (April 30) in Edinburgh, and considered converting to neo-paganism after witnessing the fire and ice spectacle.
And Edinburgh itself isn't too shabby. Edinburgh Castle is frickin' cool. You can find adorable old-skool-style tea shops serving up high tea, or tattooed and pierced waitresses serving up vegetarian haggis in hip bars. The art and music scene is among some of the best in the UK. Once you head north, I find Scotland a bit desolate for my taste, but if you're into the lunar landscape, mythic sea monster, fluffy cow, fried Mars bar kind of thing, it could be well worth your while.