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Review of Gorgie Launderette, 123 Gorgie Road

By John on 15th December 2014

I have a service wash and the two people who have served me both have been pleasant and always welcoming. john... Read more »

Why Go Anywhere Else?

Review of One Stop Office Supplies, 20 West Gorgie Park Industrial Estate, West Gorgie Park

By SandiB on 11th December 2014

I have had nothing but fantastic service from One Stop Office Supplies. Excellent choice and if not in catalogue or on line, One Stop are always ready to offer help and advice. Very good value... Read more »

Rolls to die for!

Review of R & M Bakery, 8 Parkhead Gardens

By Richie Turner on 10th December 2014

Beautiful bread rolls. Much better than the supermarkets.Been every day for 3 weeks since I've been here from South Wales.Once tasted you will never go back to inferior imitations.Greeted with a warm happy... Read more »

Service charge without being told

Review of Filling Station, Hanover Buildings, 66 Rose Street

By Trickier on 7th December 2014

Went to filling station with 5 other couples and my wife after we asked for bill and where leaving a tip tht we thought was good then found out tht they had already... Read more »

Booked for friday!!

Review of Chiquito Mexican Restaurant, 6 Kinnaird Park

By Skinnyhips on 3rd December 2014

Managed to get through to the store although number listed on website different,called frederick street who gave 0131 669 3315, an extremely helpful member of staff took my booking,will review after friday.... 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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