We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Edinburgh

Free Newsletter

Interested in Edinburgh?

We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Edinburgh each week.

Edinburgh Traveller Article:

Edinburgh Traveller Articles -- Written for Travellers by Travellers

Read or edit these Traveller Articles:
Contribute a new Traveller Article:
Inside Background
Edinburgh deserves its accolade of ‘Athens of the North’ – its grand setting...
Last edited: 29 November 2012
Scots have a proud history and a fierce nationalistic streak, and as both the...
Last edited: 03 October 2013
In general, Edinburgh is a very safe place to visit; the local authorities...
Last edited: 21 October 2014
The area sporadically controlled for centuries by Romans and Celts, Edinburgh...
Last edited: 08 October 2015
Though it is today considered a single city, Edinburgh is in fact composed of a...
Last edited: 29 March 2015
Edinburgh’s literary history is a rich and varied one. The Writers’ Museum in...
Last edited: 29 July 2015
VisitScotland is Scotland's national tourist organisation and their official...
Last edited: 11 June 2010
Scotland is known for its rolling green hills and damp days. Like the rest of...
Last edited: 06 February 2013
East Lothian [ formerly known as 'Haddingtonshire'... a county that lies to the...
Last edited: 03 August 2012
Every August Edinburgh goes wild. The official Edinburgh Festival is full of...
Last edited: 27 August 2013
Edinburgh has been the capital city of Scotland since 1437 and it has developed...
Last edited: 27 August 2009
Hogmanay or New Years Eve dates from pagan times when mid-winter was celebrated...
Last edited: 14 August 2015
Inside Transportation
You can choose whether to arrive in Edinburgh by train, plane, car or coach. By...
Last edited: 06 July 2015
The best way to get around Edinburgh is on foot.  Driving can be a nightmare in...
Last edited: 08 August 2015
BUSES Buses are the main form of public transport within Edinburgh. The largest...
Last edited: 19 August 2015
"Black" cabs in Edinburgh (the same type used in London) are very roomy and can...
Last edited: 08 November 2011
There are a million reasons to visit Edinburgh, but before you visit, consider...
Last edited: 10 April 2015
One of the most pleasant ways of exploring Edinburgh is by bicycle. The city is...
Last edited: 26 October 2015
Edinburgh is a great city for children it has open spaces, historical...
Last edited: 31 May 2015
Inside Things to Do
North Berwick and Dirleton Castle.  This makes for an easy excursion from...
Last edited: 16 November 2006
"The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event...
Last edited: 19 November 2008
Edinburgh is a wonderful place to visit with children.  The city is very easy...
Last edited: 24 October 2014
For first time visitors and those in Edinburgh for a short time, take one of...
Last edited: 09 March 2013
Countryside in the City Visiting Edinburgh and want to get away from the busy...
Last edited: 19 November 2008
The performers of Edinburgh have never been content to keep the practice of the...
Last edited: 05 July 2006
Great shopping in Edinburgh includes: Harvey Nichols (Harvey Nics) – made...
Last edited: 15 April 2008
Sporting culture has been a major part of Edinburgh’s identity for centuries...
Last edited: 06 October 2006
Where to go for drinks in the New Town Rick's is a great place for food &...
Last edited: 08 January 2009
Edinburgh is not all about castles and sight seeing options, there are a lot...
Last edited: 10 October 2012
Travel with a baby always requires considerable preparation. Parents can be...
Last edited: 07 July 2015
There are two professional football clubs in Edinburgh, Heart of Midlothian FC...
Last edited: 03 February 2013
    A favorite part about visiting Scotland is seeing the hairy Highland...
Last edited: 20 July 2014
Edinburgh's King's Theatre is a solid, sandstone building located in the...
Last edited: 19 April 2014
An ancient royal residence situated in a picturesque location off the High...
Last edited: 06 May 2008
Grab a coffee and croissant from Renroc Cafe in Montgomery street, then drive...
Last edited: 21 July 2008
Edinburgh Markets for the Community is a new social enterprise that is running...
Last edited: 11 August 2011
This is a list of what many consider to be among Edinburgh’s finest pubs for...
Last edited: 01 August 2014
If you can find your way to Cramond Village, there is a long flat surface along...
Last edited: 12 May 2009
The dramatic Edinburgh Castle on its crag overlooking the city, the Royal...
Last edited: 19 November 2008
You can walk the Water of Leith walk from the south of the city to Leith Docks...
Last edited: 18 September 2014
Located close to the west end of Princes Street the Au Bar serves drinks and...
Last edited: 06 May 2008
A unique image of Edinburgh is displayed in the fascinating Camera Obscura.  In...
Last edited: 09 February 2011
  Cranachan & Crowdie are Purveyors of Fine Scottish Food and Drink run by...
Last edited: 31 January 2013
Traditional bar in a prime location, on the historic Royal Mile, at the corner...
Last edited: 06 May 2008
Dean Village is one of the oldest areas in Edinburgh city centre. There was a...
Last edited: 21 November 2010
Top tip: You'll save a lot of time by booking tickets in advance through the...
Last edited: 15 February 2009
A traditionally styled 3 tier theatre with over 3000 seats, offering a broad...
Last edited: 30 April 2008
Po Na Na is a contemporary club with a great atomsphere --- moroccan style...
Last edited: 10 November 2009
  This is a small garden, with a nice collection of rose bushes and various...
Last edited: 24 May 2009
The Museum on the Mound's is a small museum associated with the Bank of...
Last edited: 25 May 2009
The National Library of Scotland is Scotland's largest library. The institution...
Last edited: 24 May 2010
Parliament House is the home of Court of Session (Scotland's highest civil...
Last edited: 02 July 2010
          A mile(ish) stretch of sandy beach with cafe's, pubs, ice cream and a...
Last edited: 02 May 2011
  To experience Mary King's Close is to step back in time.  A Close means Alley...
Last edited: 24 December 2013
The Royal Botanic Garden is about 2kms north of Princes Street. It is super and...
Last edited: 19 November 2008
Edinburgh 's Royal Mile is one of the most famous streets in the world and a...
Last edited: 02 October 2012
Regular visitors might feel they know all they need to know about Edinburgh. So...
Last edited: 17 August 2014
Located in the heart of the city at the intersection of Princes Street and The...
Last edited: 23 January 2009
Silverknowes is based on the south shores of the River Forth with commanding...
Last edited: 17 February 2011
Live venue located on the southside of Edinburgh offering events all year...
Last edited: 06 May 2008
Large pub located in the Cowgate with an outdoor courtyard and a number of...
Last edited: 06 May 2008
Visible Results Spa Boutique is a small unassuming day spa for men and women...
Last edited: 08 September 2010
Inside Dining Scene
Edinburgh has a wide range of eating places, catering for all tastes and...
Last edited: 20 March 2007
The Basement on Broughton Street; good food, good atmosphere and good prices...
Last edited: 19 November 2008
The Witchery is a special place for a special event.  It is located in an alley...
Last edited: 26 September 2013
Casual dining: Bar Roma Italian 39A Queensferry Street , New Town 0131 226-2977...
Last edited: 16 July 2008
The Royal Mile will undoubtably be one of the palces you end up visiting in...
Last edited: 14 April 2013
Fish and chip shop in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, also selling pizzas. Take away...
Last edited: 30 September 2009
Fish and chip shop in Edinburgh's New Town. Very limited seating, most...
Last edited: 02 October 2009
A cosy little Mexican restaurant on Rose Street in Edinburgh. It's been there...
Last edited: 02 February 2009
If you find yourself near Holyrood Palace, Regent Road or on the northeast side...
Last edited: 05 July 2009
The Voodoo Rooms serves food until 10pm every day, and is open for lunch...
Last edited: 19 May 2009
Inside United Kingdom: For Foreign Visitors
Currency The currency of the United Kingdom is the Pound Sterling (£).  In...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
The United Kingdom is not part of the Schengen passport-free travel area which...
Last edited: 12 April 2015
The Emergency Numbers in the UK are 999 or 112. The operator will ask which...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
The first thing that visitors from outside the United Kingdom...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE, COASTGUARD, MOUNTAIN and CAVE RESCUE (emergency only...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
Tipping Context  Tipping is not expected in the UK in the way it is in other...
Last edited: 22 August 2016
From 6th November 2006 until further notice, strict rules regarding liquids...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
In all cases, for hiring a car you will need a valid credit card, preferably...
Last edited: 07 July 2016
For most foreign visitors the British drive on "the wrong side" of the road...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
If you Google for "eating out in Britain" you will find lots of tourism...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
Christmas is just 5 weeks away and it is the best time to travel amazing...
Last edited: 22 November 2013
Before you learn to drive or ride a new vehicle make sure you know about the...
Last edited: 14 September 2015
Motorway Service Areas are leased out to various operators, mostly companies...
Last edited: 06 October 2010
The UK postal service is known as Royal Mail. Royal Mail Group Ltd is the...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
Sleeper Trains link London with various Scottish cities and the South-West...
Last edited: 03 June 2015
So, you've planned to visit the UK, do a bit of driving while you're here and...
Last edited: 24 May 2015
For the Dutch: Tapping the side of the forehead in the UK means you are stupid...
Last edited: 24 May 2015
The United Kingdom's railway network is the oldest in the world, having existed...
Last edited: 11 June 2015
Great Britain invented the train with the first passenger service opening...
Last edited: 25 April 2015
Here are a few Apps for use with various SmartPhone and Tablet devices around...
Last edited: 04 March 2016
Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, Thomas the Tank Engine, The Hobbit...
Last edited: 21 December 2015
Some people find that travelling without a car in the UK is simple.  All you...
Last edited: 24 May 2015
With nearly 200,000km of well-maintained footpaths, one of the best ways to see...
Last edited: 24 July 2012