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Thanks for fixing her

Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By Stacey on 28th June 2014

Just wanted to say thanks for fixing Fiona last week. One treatment and she was sorted. She has never had such great results and I am so grateful given her complicated health. Being... Read more »

Not much else but Bingo!

Review of Blairs Castle, 90 Ravenscroft Street

By Young at heart on 28th June 2014

Visited this club for a night out.Was disappointed.Bingo was the main entertainment.Only about sixty people in the hall until bingo ended, then that left about thirty five.Poor turn out for a saturday night,... Read more »

Fantastic service!!

Review of PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, 2B Hutchison Crossway

By Kirsty on 27th June 2014

My cat got her collar stuck under her arm it sawed into the flesh. PDSA were amazing, stitches an overnight stay and treatment to go home with. I could never afford this... Read more »

They got us a Home away from Home

Review of Zone Letting, 30 St Stephen Street

By Navjot on 27th June 2014

It was a wonderful experience with Zone letting. They always helped us when we needed. The Exit process was also very smooth. I would be really happy to contact Zone letting if i... Read more »

My country, my vote , your hail.alphabet.

Review of Armed Forces Careers Office (AFCO), 67-83 Shandwick Place

By Mr solefunction on 26th June 2014

I think that on paper and possibly in peoples minds and definatly in peoples bodies british armed forces present a perfect career opertunity but in reality and cultural coincedence a complete waste... 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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