Edinburgh is a great city with plenty of choice for everyone. From a walk up Carlton Hill, to shopping on Princes Street, or even a trip to the Zoo to meet Tian Tian and Yang Guang - the UK’s only giant pandas. There’s always something to see and do in Edinburgh. Whilst you’re here, give your taste buds an explosion of flavours by trying a wee portion of haggis and wash it down with a cold can of Irn Bru!
The city is renowned for its Festival Fringe so if you’re around in August make a point of going to see a feast of live theatre, music, dance and comedy shows. Don’t forget there are lots of free activities in Edinburgh too – why not have a picnic in the Meadows, check out the Botanic Gardens or visit one of the many free museums and galleries.
Edinburgh itself has 4,500 listed buildings, 140 parks, gardens, public green spaces and beaches and is home to over 450,000 people, but that figure more than doubles during the arts festivals in August. Each year the city hosts the biggest New Year street party in the world, known simply as Edinburgh's Hogmanay. With over 100,000 revellers enjoying the wonderful music in Princes Street Gardens it’s sure to be a well-remembered evening especially with dazzling firework displays across the city at the stroke of midnight.
We hope you have fun experiencing the best of Scotland’s capital, old and new!