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Review of Baileyfield Garage, 3 Fishwives Causeway

By Dawn Crosby on 12th April 2014

These guys recovered my car and saved me money, as I'd just been told it needed starter motor when in fact Baileyfield Garage found it only needed a bolt to connect wiring on... Read more »

Khyber crazy.

Review of Khyber Kebabs, 24 Albert Street

By Skaihai on 12th April 2014

This guy does unbelievable pizzas for an extremely decent price. His kebabs are 1st class as well. My mouth waters just thinking about it,I wish I knew what time it opens at.... Read more »

Professional care at reasonable cost

Review of Cricklecreek, East Saltoun, Pencaitland

By Ian Winstanley on 10th April 2014

I have been using Cricklecreek for my Westie, Maggie, for 13 years. She always seems delighted when I leave her there, not remotely reluctant. The kennels themselves are clean and spacious and heated... Read more »

Friendly, professional & reasonably priced

Review of Sunset Nails And Beauty, 246 Leith Walk

By Liz Thomas on 10th April 2014

Just moved to Edinburgh and was delighted to find my new nail salon at the first try. Lovely staff, great service- fantastic find :-)... Read more »

Excellent service!

Review of Susan Gregory, 5 Hutchison Terrace

By Janet on 9th April 2014

I was in this shop on Saturday 5th April with my daughter who is getting married next year. This was the first shop we had visited. It was very busy and... Read more »


Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and home to the Scottish parliament is one of Europe's most visited tourist destinations attracting around 13 million visitors each year. This truly inspirational city, where JK Rowling wrote the first volume of the world famous Harry Potter series, oozes culture and charm.

Edinburgh is famous for its festivals with the high points of Edinburgh's cultural calendar being the annual Edinburgh festival held in the summer, and the Hogmanay street party celebrations that take place each New Year.

The city hosts a variety of architectural wonders, from the modern Scottish parliament buildings, to the ancient Edinburgh castle. The castle, built on an extinct volcano, overlooks Princes Street, the heart of the cities main shopping area and the beginning of the Royal Mile.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre shops, the Prince's Street gardens offer a haven of tranquillity and calm.

Read more about Edinburgh in the About Edinburgh section.


Read all about Edinburgh's has rich history and heritage in the Edinburgh Heritage section, or browse the following articles on some of Edinburgh's most famous attractions...


If you are staying in Edinburgh and would like to see more of Scotland, then why not check out some of our other guides to near by cities and towns in Scotland...



About 36 miles north of Edinburgh lies Dundee, dominated by its extinct volcano, the Dundee Law. Dundee is credited as Scotland's sunniest city and the city has some beautiful architecture including its spectacular bridges.



Amiably referred to as the 'Fair City', Perth is a beautiful and ancient town built around the River Tay. Perth is actually the former capital of Scotland and has several attractive parks, gardens, castles and buildings of distinction attesting to its great historical importance.



Known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Stirling is situated just where the Scottish Lowlands meet the Highlands, on the banks of the River Forth. Stirling Castle, looking down from atop its imposing crag, is one of Scotland's largest and most important castles.

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