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Compact, hilly and filled with innumerable attractions, Edinburgh delights visitors with its medieval old town and vibrant personality. Dominating the skyline is Edinburgh Castle, where Scotland’s crown jewels are displayed and centuries of national history unravel. Take a free guided tour of this mighty citadel to hear stories of its fascinating past, and pause at the Argyle Battery for sweeping city views.

From the castle, the legendary Royal Mile leads down to Holyrood Palace in a jumble of museums and gift shops selling everything from kilts to vintage whisky. Some of the city’s best eats can be found here too – if the salty smell of fish and chips doesn’t tempt you, then perhaps a pub lunch of ‘haggis, neeps and tatties’ will.

Burn it all off with a walk to the top of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano that overlooks the city in nearby Holyrood Park, and admire the natural landscape that stretches for miles around.

A wonderful time is guaranteed in Edinburgh, no matter the time of year. In winter there’s Hogmanay, a three-day festival of spectacular events and street parties to celebrate the new year. Summer brings balmier weather, before rounding up with the world’s biggest arts festival: The Fringe. Lasting an entire month, this all-out celebration packs stand-up comedy, magic shows and dramatic theatre into its busy schedule, creating a buzz that draws bigger crowds to the Scottish capital year after year.

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From £86 per night

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Most popular time to visit June–August
Cheapest time to visit January–March
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Language English
Average weekend price £90 per night
Average weekday price £83 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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8.0

Edinburgh castle view is good but it is not worthy.

20 March 2019

Edinburgh castle view is good but it is not worthy. It is difficult to go with push chair and there are no ramps. So it is difficult to push on rocks. Moreover not worth of information available inside the castle.

Tavitayya
Tavitayya United Kingdom
10

Great city with a lot on offer and all within walking...

20 March 2019

Great city with a lot on offer and all within walking distances. Friendly people. Old and new in a very interesting combination. Various excursions available to all parts of Scotland, from 1 day to several days. Great food too, the Scottish ribeye was just amazing! Second time there with some friends who visited for the first time- they were asking when we’ll repeat the holiday!

Body70
Body70 United Kingdom
8.0

Beautiful city with interesting buildings and nice people.

20 March 2019

Beautiful city with interesting buildings and nice people. Disappointed in choice of quality places to eat - too many burger or pizza places. Expected more interesting independent shops but all bog standard chains you can find anywhere.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

I just love this place.

20 March 2019

I just love this place. I spend most of my time just wandering around, and up into the hills. I'm not much of a shopper, but wandering into the little shops is fun. You can get a bus ticket for the whole day, to really get around with no problems, and get out to Leith. You have to go more than once, to get the Royal Mile done with, and get on to see the rest of the city.

Anonymous Canada
10

Amazing unspoilt city.

20 March 2019

Amazing unspoilt city. I love it! Great bars and restaurants, good shopping and lots to see and do! We went for a walk to Dean Village along the river which was lovely. I discover new things every time I go. Great cocktails at Tonic Bar.

emma
emma United Kingdom
6.0

Awesome city but can have it's problems.

19 March 2019

Awesome city but can have it's problems. Try not to get lost in the station which is poorly signposted. My best reccomendation is to use the bus not the tram to get to and from the airport. Cheaper quicker more luggage space.

Daniel
Daniel United Kingdom

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