Edinburgh

Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.
Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.

General Information

Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of ScotlandUnited Kingdom, and is the capital city of Scotland.  It is the second most populated city in the country and the seventh populated in the United Kingdom.

Edinburgh is renowned for its festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival and The Fringe, the largest international arts festival in the world.  Tourism is a major income source for the city, attracting over one million tourists each year.

Edinburgh is a splendid cultural mix of a city, perched on a series of extinct volcanoes.  The city centre has two distinct areas: New Town and Old Town, divided by Princess Street Gardens.  The compact city centre is easily explored on foot with most of the towns attractions located here.

With the presence of three universities along with several colleges Edinburgh retains a youthful vibrant atmosphere for most of the year.

Things to do and see in Edinburgh​​

There are many activities and attractions in and around Edinburgh ​to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of which are :-

  • Edinburgh Castle – major tourist attraction in Scotland
  • Edinburgh Zoo – home to the UK’s only giant pandas
  • The Real Mary King's Close
  • Blair Street Underground Vaults
  • Our Dynamic Earth - interactive exhibits and fascinating technology
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - delighting tourists since 1835
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • National Galleries of Scotland
  • The Museum of Childhood
  • The Scott Monument
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Holyroodhouse Harriet Interior – official residence in Scotland of The Queen
  • The Scottish Parliament – open to the public
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia – the seaboard home to The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years
  • St Giles Cathedral 
  • Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour
  • Murder and Mystery Walking Tour of Edinburgh
  • Rosslyn Chapel

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Edinburgh​

As is typical of a top tourist city, Edinburgh has a great selection of accommodation options from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns, camp sites and self-catering units.  Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the biggest financial centre in the UK outside of London, encompassing a wide range of businesses, many of which have the head offices based here.

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Edinburgh​​​​ is located in the Highland region of Scotland, United Kingdom.

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