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Edinburgh and the Lothians

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Scotland’s iconic capital is certainly a bucket list destination for many. With its famous Medieval old town rubbing shoulders with the more refined Georgian New Town, there’s so much to see in this wonderful city!

Visiting Edinburgh

Dominating the city’s skyline, the first thing that catches your eye is Edinburgh Castle. With a rich history, the Castle is open to visitors with guided and audio tours available. If you’re visiting for a long weekend, check out the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Museum of Scotland or Edinburgh Zoo as way to spend a day.

Food and drink fans will be spoilt for choice, from Tom Kitchin’s Scran & Scallie for delicious gastro-pub food, to whisky tastings at the Balmoral Hotel, it’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. With new bars, restaurants and coffee shops popping up regularly, you might find a new spot each time you visit!

The historic Old Town is a must-visit destination for history fans, or those who like spooky stories. Whether it’s at the Edinburgh Dungeons or the world-famous ghost tours under the city, you can learn about Greyfriars Bobby, Auld Reekie’s grim history and the notorious goings-on of Burke and Hare.

Edinburgh is home to some of the most exciting festivals in the world, including the famous Edinburgh Fringe where a number of now-famous actors and comedians started their careers. For three weeks every August, the city is buzzing with creativity; welcoming artists, entertainer, musicians and performers from all over the globe.

With great transport links across Scotland and the rest of the UK, Edinburgh airport connects the city with national and international destinations, and the east coast trainline makes it easily accessible from London.

For accommodation, search Click Book Stay and start planning your trip to Edinburgh today.

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