Edinburgh

From towering spires and ancient castles to lamplit narrow cobbled streets filled with neoclassical buildings, be swept away by everything this enchanting city has to offer.

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Lose yourself in Scottish culture and escape to Scotland's capital. With so much history dating back to 8500 BC, explore everything that makes this city so beautiful. From its popular Edinburgh Fringe Festival that brings the city to life in the summer to the warm atmosphere of the historical cosy pubs that are scattered throughout in the colder seasons, the locals are what makes Edinburgh truly amazing.

Dominating the city's skyline, venture up to the famous 12th-century Edinburgh Castle, home to Britain's oldest crown jewels worn by Mary Queen of Scots, and uncover its haunting history; wander through the labyrinth of cobbled streets of the 18th-century Old Town and feel like you've taken a step back in time. Browse the eclectic boutiques that dominate the picturesque Grassmarket, known as the inspiration for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley, and have a bespoke kilt made in your family tartan!

However you choose to explore this enchanting city's history, whether it's wandering the Palace of Holyroodhouse, discovering the historic castles, hiking up to the ancient volcanoes of Arthur’s Seat or embarking on an Old Town pub crawl, Edinburgh is your perfect Scottish escape.

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Kilted Lobster
Indulge in fresh seafood at Kilted Lobster. Nestled within Edinburgh's Stockbridge district, this warm-hearted business closes to the public every Tuesday to offer free meals to local families facing economic hardship. They also offer cooking classes to would-be healthy eaters!
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Squeal
One of Edinburgh's hidden gems, this unique basement space beneath Little White Pig is one of the city's favourite celebration spots. With an expert events team on hand to organise everything from guestlists to bespoke cocktail menus, they're a must-visit.
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The Writers' Museum
Be sure to visit the Writers' Museum and explore the tribute to the lives of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh is rightfully proud of its writing and publishing heritage, so of course, it has a museum celebrating the lives of some of its leading literary lights!
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Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Located at the top of the Royal Mile, Camera Obscura is one of those quirky, cool museums that everybody needs to visit at least once! In the World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including vortex tunnel, mirror maze and shrinking ...
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The White Hart Inn
Not only to be believed to be Edinburgh’s most haunted pub, but this eerie lodge also plays a major role in the dark history of the Grassmarket. Enjoy a pint or two at The White Hart Inn – the city's oldest pub, if you dare!
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Hannah Zakari
Whether understated or show-stealing, every outfit needs an accessory. This artsy independent boutique champions indie designers, resulting in an addictive assortment of expertly designed jewellery. Anticipate unique pieces far from your typical high street finds. The handcrafted necklaces, earrings, rings...

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