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Won't be back

Review of Hope Scott Garage, 170 Lanark Road West

By Elizabeth on 24th September 2014

£400+ would not go back. Not happy with repair. Didn't like to be treated as 'little woman'.... Read more »

The Very Best

Review of David Drummond Sewing Machines, 79-81 Haymarket Ter

By David England on 22nd September 2014

What can I say, My machine collected for repair Thursday and returned the following Monday, during which I had a most delightful and lengthy conversation with David Drummond. I will stste satisfaction guaranteed.... Read more »

Excellent service

Review of Annaricci, 1a Northfield Farm Road

By Jill on 22nd September 2014

They fitted my daughter in for a much needed haircut when the salon i booked failed to be open for the appointment time. excellent service and great hair cut. staff very... Read more »

Danny or mohamedhi

Review of Mosque & Islamic Centre, 50 Potterrow

By Joanne lynch on 19th September 2014

Hi I'm looking for an old friend who attends mosque in edinburgh he goes by name danny rite name mohamed age btwn 40-45 used 2 live round abt pilton area if any1 mite... Read more »

Cured long term back and neck problems

Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By Hugo B-M on 19th September 2014

I had some sessions with Helen earlier this years having struggled with back and neck spasms for a few years, made worse by the regular lifting of young children. Physios had been... 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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