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Edinburgh Holidays

Explore the Beauty of this Scottish City


Edinburgh - A Vibrant City in the Heart of Scotland

If you are looking for a destination that offers something for everyone, Edinburgh is definitely the city for you. This Scottish delight certainly appeals to each of the senses with fantastic sights, sounds and smells to enjoy as you stroll around the historic city. Families, couples and travellers of all ages can all find something to suite their holiday tastes and budgets during a city break in Edinburgh. With accommodation ranging from B&B’s to luxury Edinburgh hotels, it is easy to find the perfect place to stay during your break. The most popular time to visit this Scottish city is during the summer when the days are warm are fairly long. Those looking to book a holiday to Edinburgh will be spoilt for choice when planning their days. From the Gothic churches to the modern art galleries, the city is a haven for those looking to learn more about Scottish history and culture. Shoppers arrive in Edinburgh in their droves to take advantage of the fantastic shops and boutiques along Princes Street, with quality restaurants and bars to enjoy it is a great place to relax and unwind.

With so much to see and do the only problem will be trying to fit it all in during your stay. If you are looking to experience the delights of one of the world’s most exciting cities, why not take advantage of a great value city break to Edinburgh?

Edinburgh - Sightseeing and Attractions

Edinburgh holidays are perfect for those looking to really take the time to explore their destination. The city is home to hundreds of fantastic attractions with something new on every corner. The first stop on any Edinburgh sightseers list is definitely the majestic Edinburgh Castle; situated on top of a now extinct volcano the castle attracts thousands of visitors each year. The castle itself is one of the most recognisable Scottish monuments and also functions as a military headquarter. Those lucky enough to visit Edinburgh during the month of August can enjoy the world famous military tattoo, a memorable event for any history lover! Art lovers will be in their element during a holiday in Edinburgh with plenty of galleries and museums to explore. The National Gallery is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city along with the stunning Royal Botanic garden and the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Scotland is famous for its Whiskey therefore it is no surprise that so many people choose to visit the Scotch Whiskey Experience during a holiday in Edinburgh. Here visitors can explore the famous breweries and even indulge in a quick glass of Scotland’s finest. Edinburgh is a great place for anyone looking to indulge in some retail therapy, Princes Street is renowned for its fantastic shops and designer boutiques, perfect for those looking to pick up some great bargains. Getting around the city is easy with many of the main attractions located in the city centre. Other attractions such as Edinburgh Zoo are just a quick bus ride away.

Edinburgh - Nightlife and Cuisine

Edinburgh city breaks offer visitors the chance to experience a city full of exciting dining possibilities. Along with traditional Scottish cuisine, culinary lovers can also enjoy sampling dishes from all around the world. Those looking to discover the authentic tastes of Scotland can enjoy local dishes including Haggis, Aberdeen Angus beef and smoked salmon. Some of the city’s best loved restaurants can be found along the famous Royal Mile; here visitors can enjoy a range of cuisines including Italian, French and Indian. Other great areas to explore when looking for restaurants in Edinburgh include George Street and the historic Leith Port.

After the sun sets, the city comes to live with plenty of trendy bars to discover within the city centre. Some of the best places to visit include Old Town, Grassmarket and Cowgate, each offering a very district evening atmosphere. Visitors can expect to find traditional pubs, cocktail bars and lively nightclubs that stay open until the early hours. Edinburgh hosts several festivals throughout the year including the famous comedy celebrations. During these festivals the city is livelier than ever with bars staying open later than usual.

Edinburgh - Weather and Climate

Like many cities across the UK, Edinburgh has a very unpredictable climate! Although the summer months are typically warmer, there is a chance of rainfall even during July and August. Visitors enjoying a summer holiday in Edinburgh are likely to experience mild temperatures and long, sunshine filled days however it is wise to carry a waterproof just in case! The winter months tend to be very cold with a high chance of rainfall throughout December and January. Although snowfall is fairly infrequent in the city, many of the winter days can be very cold and frosty.

Where is Edinburgh?

Take a look at this map of Edinburgh before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Edinburgh
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