More About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city steeped in history and abundant with culture. For a month of the year the city lights up for the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Festival but all year round it provides a rich cultural experience and serves as one of the top city break holiday destinations in the country. Edinburgh holiday cottages can often reduce the cost of your holiday, making your holiday budget stretch as far as possible. Although Edinburgh is famous for its countless dining options, for most eating out is not an option for an entire holiday, so a self catering apartment in Edinburgh can often save you money. Edinburgh holiday apartments come in a broad range of specifications from budget accommodation for the whole family to expansive luxurious apartments for yourself and that special someone. There are locations across the entire beautiful city, meaning you can be as close or as far away from the buzzing city centre as you desire.

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Edinburgh is arguably one of the most architecturally beautiful cities in the world with its Medieval Old Town and planned Georgian New Town, the product of a culture of intellectualism and creativity that still burns brightly today in the museums, galleries, theatres and festivals for which the city is famous. So whether you’re getting up at the crack of dawn or coming home at the crack of dawn, the Scottish capital has it all: historic buildings, fabulous shopping, mouth-watering restaurants and electric nightlife.

Things to Do in Edinburgh

You could walk the streets of Edinburgh a thousand times and never get tired of admiring the city’s architecture and historic buildings. Wander along the Royal Mile in the Old Town and stroll down New Town’s Princes Street that looks out over lush gardens, take in the panoramic views of the city from atop Edinburgh Castle and gaze up at the majestic spires of St Giles' Cathedral. A great way to see all the historic sites is on one of the popular open-top bus tour that are a permanent feature on the roads. Once you’ve finished sight-seeing it’s time to experience a bit of Edinburgh’s famous culture. The city has a thriving theatre scene and there are always entertaining productions on at the King's Theatre and Edinburgh Playhouse. Usher Hall is the premier venue for classical music and after an evening at the theatre it’s time to check out the nightlife. The areas around Grassmarket and Rose Street are full of restaurants and bars.

Edinburgh Attractions

We want you to enjoy the best that Edinburgh has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do;

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Gilmerton Cove

Edinburgh has numerous underground passageways and chambers, but none as steeped in legend as Gilmerton Cove. The Cove, which was hand-carved from sandstone, lies beneath the streets in the suburb of Gilmerton. Theories as to the structure’s origins range from a drinking den to smugglers' lair. Take a tour of the Cove and decide for yourself which legend sounds closest to the truth.

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Edinburgh Castle

Standing atop Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline. The fortress dates back to the 12th Century and has been the city’s most important building throughout history. Today you can walk around its battlements, view historical displays and watch period reenactments. Be there at lunch to hear the One O'Clock Gun fire.

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The Fringe

Off all Edinburgh’s festivals the Fringe is the most famous and funniest, so if you are in the Scottish capital during August be sure to check it out. The arts festival is the biggest of its kind in the world and features a unique mixture of big name acts and complete unknowns, with comedy and theatre the mainstays of the performances.

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