Edinburgh
Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a history of nearly 700 years. The old architecture all around and the rich Scottish flavor make this one of the UK's cities which are well worth seeing. The bustling shopping streets, old and new museums, the alluring experience of whiskey, and the Elephant Café where the Harry Potter stories were born make visitors fall in love instantly with the simple elegance of this art suffused city.
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Edinburgh Castle
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Castle
E34***33Beautiful view of the city and it provides insightful information on history of Edinburgh. It is best to get an earphone that provides audio tour if you do not have a tour guide.
Calton Hill
4.5/5
494 Reviews
Mountain
E32***90Calton Hill is one of the most beautiful places in Edinburgh. You must go before sundown!
Royal Mile
4.6/5
404 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
E29***40Four streets rolled into one, the Royal Mile runs from the castle to thr palace and is absolutely jam packed full of history and atmosphere. You haven't been in Edinburgh until you've strolled down the cobbles.
Princes Street
4.7/5
335 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
水草心Very beautiful street, with shops on one side and historic buildings and castle on the rock on the other side.
Scott Monument
4.4/5
285 Reviews
Monument
GLS***59Looks an interesting but slightly innocuous monument. But the walk up is well worth it. Atmospheric (claustrophobic) steep spiral steps with 4 levels to get a better and better view of Edinburgh from.
National Museum of Scotland
4.7/5
266 Reviews
Museum
salvalasilvia The Museum is free and always host great exhibitions, some might cost (a very small price), so it’s better to check online and if possible reserve a ticket but you can also buy them on the spot.The Museum is huge and gorgeous, perfect to spend a rainy day and it offers you a world of discovery all under one roof. So you can entertain anyone as there are many trails you can follow: art, science and technology, the natural world, design & fashion, Scottish history and archeology.It’s truly a gem.

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The Royal Mile is the name given to a succession of streets which constitutes the primary thoroughfare between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Old Town Edinburgh. Interestingly the length of the royal mile is about 1.81 km which is approximately one Scotts mile long; it is longer than the English mile but hasn’t been used for measurements since the 18th century. Geographically royal mile starts at the plug of an extinct volcano where the Edinburgh castle sits and goes downhill on a gentle crag and tail formation which was created when the glacial ice melted during the last ice age. The royal mile is made up of six distinct areas and their respective main streets. Starting at the top (west) the thoroughfare goes downhill where the streets Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate form the royal mile in that order.
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The palace of holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch and has housed many generations of the royal family. However the lavish palace as we see it today is not what it started out to be and has seen its share of transformations over the centuries. Interestingly the palace started out not as a royal place but as an abbey which can still be seen today as part of the palace grounds. According to the legends, in 1128 AD, David I established a monastery for the Augustinian order and the name ‘holy rood’ means ‘holy cross’. Originally the name Holyroodhouse belonged to the guest house maintained by the Abbot of Holyrood. The construction of a new residence beside the abbey was started in 1501 by James IV for himself and his new queen Margaret Tudor.
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Inspiring visitors and locals for the past few decades, Calton Hill has today evolved into a major hub. Famous for panoramic views, if you are a landscape photography buff, then Calton Hill Edinburgh is the place to be. The hill has a small village which not only has a rich history but is also intrinsic to the region. Situated at the bottom of Carlton Ravine to the west of the hill, its earlier name was Craigend. As it fell on the road from Leith Wynd, it is also sometimes called the Western Road to Leith.
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Edinburgh Transportation

Edinburgh Airport connects it to the domestic flights within the UK and the other cities in Europe. From the airport, you can take the shuttle bus, and the journey is around 30 minutes. Alternatively there is the tram, which you can take to Edinburgh, through St Andrew Square and Princes Street. You may also take the cab to the city, which is 25-30 minutes and costs 25-30 euros.

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Helpful Information about Edinburgh
Language
English
Time Zone
UTC -0
Peak Season
May - September
Currency
English Pound
Emergency Phone Numbers
Police, Fire, Ambulance:999

Edinburgh Weather

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Jan 19, 2021
2
Showers
2 ~ 3
Jan 20, 2021
Showers
1 / 4
Jan 21, 2021
Showers
0 / 4
Jan 22, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
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Jan 23, 2021
Partly Sunny
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Jan 24, 2021
Intermittent Clouds
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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Edinburgh
Jan 19, 2021 Edinburgh Weather:Showers, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:95%, Sunrise/Sunset:08:29/16:18
Edinburgh Driving:Suitable, Running:Good
With the coming of spring in April and May, the air turns warm and comfortable. Comparatively, not many tourists are here during this period of time. It is appropriate to wear T shirts and pants in their summer, which lasts from June to August. During this period, Edinburgh celebrates 4 international festivals; namely International art Festival, Fringe festival, Military Tattoo and Book Festival. Most tourists come during this period and the hotel rates are high. Edinburgh’s autumn is from mid-August to September and it is cooler, so do remember your light jacket. From October to March comes the long winter where the temperature could go down to around -5℃. It is strongly suggested that you bring along winter clothing.

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