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Review of Carlos, 227 Portobello High Street

By Unhappy customer on 2nd August 2014

Quality of food was very poor and certainly not worth the price charged. The customer service is not up to standard and staff in need training on customer service.... Read more »

Tried somewhere else..went back to the best

Review of Angel, 45 Slateford Road

By Lorraine Watson on 1st August 2014

Been going to Lisa at Angel for over 10 years then tried somewhere else..big mistake as she does far better than over priced salons in town. So its back to the best for... Read more »

Top class

Review of Blue Tiger, 225 Leith Walk

By Gary fordyce on 30th July 2014

Ive had all 3 tattoos done there top service friendly artists and going tommorrow for my nxt tattoo... Read more »

An absolute life saver.

Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By Faz hamid on 30th July 2014

I feel if there was ever a time i really regret is the time i didnt take out to commend Helen and write a review on how this lady absolutely gave me absolute... Read more »

Great Barber well worth a visit

Review of Bennys, 54 Grove Street

By ROB GILLIES on 26th July 2014

Not expensive and a good barber. Benny is a genuine nice guy always welcoming . He has built up a solid trade over the years... 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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