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Best Travel Guide | Edinburgh in Scotland

Edinburgh is a fantastic destination for visitors of all ages and should be the first place on your list if you are visiting Scotland any time soon.

Your UK travel tour is incomplete if you don’t visit Edinburgh. In fact, you can visit a place twice. That means that it consists of two towns; New Town and Old Town. You need at least two days to explore the beauty of both these towns. If you are in town for Tattoo or some festival, still you should take some time for visiting other places in Edinburgh.

You can get all the information about places to visit, things to do, restaurants, sights, shopping, tours etc in and around Edinburgh from your UK travel guide. Here we will give you a small description of both the towns.

Old Town

Old town of Edinburgh has its own glory. Visiting this place means that you can visit the beautiful and famous sights, just walking distance apart from each other. You can start your morning with a nice and refreshing walk up the Royal Mile. After the walk, enjoy your breakfast at ‘Always Sunday’. Just enjoy the beauty of nature and see the Town waking up. Then later in the day, you can plan your visit to Edinburgh Castle or you can also visit the creepy and fascinating Real Mary King’s Close. It is an old 17th century street which remained lost for centuries.

Just nearby, you will find National Museum of Scotland where you can get all the information that you want about the art, culture, science and nature of Scotland. This Museum has a superb Tower restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food.

At the end of the day, you can explore Scottish Parliament Building. It is great place to visit, but make sure to reach there by time as the visiting hours are 9am-6:30pm. After that, hike up the Arthur’s Seat and enjoy the beautiful scenario of the whole city of Edinburgh.

New Town

After exploring the beauty of Old Town of Edinburgh, you can now enjoy your visit to New Town. You can enjoy pleasant walk to Prince Street Gardens. The beauty of this place will thrill you. The streets of the New Town were laid out in late 18th century.

Edinburgh is easy to reach by car, train or plane but the city itself is very compact so once you’re there, you’ll find it much easier to get around on foot. Parking is not easy and with the tram works in development, the traffic problems can be considerable at times. A word of warning, though. Plan well ahead if you’re visiting Edinburgh. Organize your days, your activities, and make sure you book your accommodation well in advance. During the Festival, there won’t be a spare room anywhere in Edinburgh.

Shop around online and so some research before booking your accommodation in Edinburgh. If you can make your arrangements early enough you’re sure to enjoy a great stay in wonderful historic Edinburgh.

In the pubs and bars, one will get served both exotic and local Scottish drinks. There are also cookery schools where one can learn how various Scottish delicacies are prepared. A visit to Edinburgh also offers one great opportunity to go shopping.