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We've also added a great new User's Guides feature! At the bottom of each country, county or town guide you'll see a list of User Guides and comments left by our visitors, along with a form allowing you to leave your own.

Travel Guide to holidays in... Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

The beautiful capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It began as a hill fort and has a rich architectural history, boasting over 4500 historic buildings, and is now designated a World Heritage Site.

At the top of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape, and is one of Scotland’s most famous tourist attractions. The castle has sheltered many of the country’s monarchs, and is now the home of the Scottish Crown Jewels.

This cosmopolitan city offers a wealth of activities and entertainment, from museums, libraries and art galleries, to restaurants, pubs and clubs. It is home to the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the King's Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse. There are a wide range of shops from designer names to high street brands, as well as several tranquil parks and gardens where one can escape from the buzz of city life.

There are many tours operating in the city, from hop-on hop-off open-top bus rides to ghost walks. Coaches can also be taken to visit attractions further afield in Scotland, including Loch Ness and the Highlands, Loch Lomond, St Andrews and the Scottish Borders.

Every August Edinburgh hosts the biggest annual international arts festival in the world. This combines the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

Lothian is a county or area in Scotland.

Read more about Edinburgh at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Edinburgh with Go2.

Map of Edinburgh

Use the map below to view Edinburgh and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.

Accommodation in Edinburgh

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Some holiday lets or cottages in EdinburghLothian...

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Edinburgh

Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Edinburgh

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Edinburgh pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Edinburgh at

Find restaurants in Edinburgh at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Edinburgh visit Sugar Vine

If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Edinburgh...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Edinburgh area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in Edinburgh

Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Edinburgh over the next few days...

How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Edinburgh

Transport tavel guide to Edinburgh

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Edinburgh and you're convinced. Edinburgh is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

Or simply
plan your journey with Traveline :-)

Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

User Guides

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