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Best family garage in edinburgh !!

Review of Hope Scott Garage, 170 Lanark Road West

By Martin king on 4th January 2015

Been coming to these guys for over 22 years now and I always get a great service.. All the best lads... Read more »

No whistles or bells here.

Review of The Rose Garden Medical Centre, 4 Mill Lane

By Dougi Mcvey on 2nd January 2015

What you you get is a great service from a dedicated professional team. I have been a patient for approx. 25 yrs. with No complaint. thank you RGMC. Dougie.... Read more »

Helen treats hamstrings with shock waves machine too!

Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By Avril on 29th December 2014

Further to my previous two postings, I find myself needing to rave about Helen again. Despite Helen always using various methods during my treatments she managed to surprise me a few days... Read more »

If anyone thinks they can find better mint humbugs, I'll bet against them.

Review of Jenny's Home Made Sweets (Edinburgh), 3 Baronscourt Road

By Paddy O'Connor on 28th December 2014

Every time I come up to Edinburgh from darkest Kent to see my daughter at UoEdinburgh, a visit for more sweets from Jenny's is a must - or nobody 'Down There' will believe... Read more »

My favourite Charity Shop

Review of PDSA Shop, 85 Nicolson Street

By Amanda on 20th December 2014

I LOVE this shop. There is always a great range of items to look through at very reasonable prices. It looks eclectic and cool but not too much and the staff are by... 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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