Edinburgh Hotels Guide

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Edinburgh a city of culture and history sits in the south east corner of Scotland and is around 400 miles north of London. An exceptional city to visit for couples, singles and families. With its lively nightlife, vast choice of bars, cafes and restaurants, and an endless list of attractions. Without doubt the most dominant attraction is Edinburgh Castle, which can be seen from all over the city, sitting on an extinct volcano and part of the 'Old Town' a truly magnificent sight. The Royal Mile (that leads up to the castle) has a whole host of historical attractions, St Giles Cathedral, The Edinburgh Museum and The Writers Museum. It is here that you can visit 'The Scottish Whisky Heritage Centre', where you can learn all about Scotland's national drink and enjoy a tipple or two!

Edinburgh Holidays Guide

The Royal Yacht Britannia, famously owned by Her Majesty the Queen and only two miles from the city centre has to be on your to do list. Berthed at Leith since her retirement and now open to the public, undoubtedly a magnificent ship to view. Edinburgh’s ‘New Town’ is home to the National Gallery of Scotland and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, as well as being the best place for shopping in the city. For those wanting to sample the city’s nightlife, try the Jazz Club, situated just off the Royal Mile, or the Bongo Club, that sits in the ‘Old Town’ part of the city.

When looking for a place to stay Edinburgh has accommodation to suit all preferences. For those on a budget, stay at a guesthouse or bed and breakfast, these are all over the city and are usually family run and cost a lot less than a hotel. It is worth noting that accommodation is more expensive at peak times, during the summer (May to August) and at Christmas when it is the annual world famous Hogmanay celebrations. When eating out Edinburgh’s diverse culture really does shine through with everything on the menu from Italian to Indian, and of course, traditional Scottish haggis and fish and chips. There is no need to hire a car, buses and taxis are widely available, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy all this spectacular city has to offer.

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