The Perfect Guide to Visiting Edinburgh

In this article, we at Get Away Travels are will be giving the ultimate guide to Edinburgh. Our writers are not only some of the most experience travel writers in the UK, but also have spent time living in the Scottish capital, so you know for sure that you can rely on us to provide you with all information about staying in Edinburgh.

How to travel

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Getting around in Edinburgh couldn’t be easier, with options of trams and buses; the whole city is connected and easy to travel around. To be perfectly honest, if you are going to attractions in the city centre, it’s recommended that you travel on foot if you are able, as everything is in close proximity and situated around 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Castle.


Where to stay

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Depending on your situation, there are many options for accommodation when it comes to Edinburgh. We would suggest if you are staying in a large group to stay in a low budget hotel, as it’s a great way to meet new people, look for places such as St. Christopher’s, but if you are looking for something a little bit more special for couples and families, make sure to check out serviced accommodation Edinburgh Frasers Hospitality, it’s also perfect for business type visits to the city.


Things to do in Edinburgh

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When it comes to finding activities in Edinburgh, it’s a pretty easy to find both cultural and exciting activities for both solo and group trips to the city. To give you an idea of the great attractions you can visit here’s a list of the staff of Get Away Travels favourite things to do whilst in Edinburgh:


• Edinburgh Castle
• Royal Botanic Gardens
• Arthurs Seat
• The Royal Mile
• Camera Obscura
• Holyrood Palace
• Prince Street Gardens
• Scottish National Gallery
• Edinburgh Zoo
Make sure when you are organising your next or first trip to Edinburgh that you cross a few of these attractions off of your list.


Is it expensive?

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Much like other European cities, Edinburgh can be expensive if you stay and buy things in the centre of the city, although, if you are a little strategic about your expending, you’ll be able to easily make savings. Avoid corner shops and shop directly from Tesco’s, which are located all over the city. Use sites such as Groupon, where there is many discount codes released everyday for restaurants all over the city.


Is the nightlife good

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Edinburgh is one of the best locations in the UK for a diverse nightlife scene. Clubbers will enjoy venues such as Sneaky Peaks, Cabaret Voltere, Liquid Rooms, and the Mash House. But if you are looking for a more authentic traditional Scottish night out, there is many cosy pub settings located all over the Royal Mile such as Albanach and the Royal Mile Tavern.

Have any questions to ask our team about going on a trip to Edinburgh? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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