Edinburgh is composed of two towns, the cobbled streets, narrow courtyards and an abundance of Medieval architecture of the Old town alongside the Georgian New Town, broad streets, open green spaces and beautiful Georgian buildings constructed in the 18th and 19th Century.
A city rich in history has plenty of things to do and see. Get you’re walking shoes on and explore the city, the Royal Mile is where you will find a lot of the city’s history. Visit Edinburgh Castle, a beautiful building that played a crucial role in royal residence, saw military action and today is one of Scotland’s most atmospheric and popular attractions. Situated on the Historic Mile is St. Giles Cathedral, where John Knox preached the Reformation, a dark stone exterior, and an interior of high ceilings, stained glass windows, memorials and carvings, a must see while you’re in this beautiful city.
Enjoy local delicacies such as haggis, Lorne sausage and tatties (potatoes), don’t worry if you’re not adventurous in the food department though there is plenty of international variety. Edinburgh is known for its arts and culture scene, during the year there are plenty of festivals that showcase the city’s captivating art and culture scene.
Nightlife in Edinburgh never fails to impress, head to the classy watering holes on George Street for some cocktails, or to Princess Street for a more lively atmosphere, fancy a bit of a pub crawl, head to Rose Street. Whatever nightlife scene you are in to you will definitely not be stuck for choice on a night out in Edinburgh.
A shoppers haven on any budget Edinburgh has plenty of high street stores to luxury brands, if your looking for something different head to Stockbridge for some of the best second hand and vintage shops.
Edinburgh is the perfect destination for a city break, cheap, cheerful, cultural and suitable for all, friends, families and couples alike.