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Could have been better

Review of Juice Monkeys, 54 Clerk Street

By Katie on 26th October 2014

Really didn't like this place, felt it was a rip off of smoothie places in US, unoriginal. And the 'blonde bombshell'...didn't really seem experience . It could have been really good, but not... Read more »


Review of Ferniehill Surgery, 8 Ferniehill Road

By Anonymous on 20th October 2014

Fernihill surgery is a joke, they never answer the phones.. Also the receptions sit and talk etc and totally don't care it's very annoying and specially when you're really needing a doctors appointment... Read more »

Helen is a Trailblazer with a smiley face!

Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By AB on 16th October 2014

Helen has a real empathy with her patients,she combines exceptional skill with the latest technology facilitating recovery where others fail.... Read more »

Great resident band

Review of Cross Keys Inn, 43 Lanark Road

By Sally Mitchell on 15th October 2014

We are definitely going back to the Cross Keys on Saturday 25th October to see Danny and his band who play fantastic music. They can play all types of music. pop, rock and... Read more »

Excellent service: why go elsewhere

Review of Stanley Wynd, The Millhouse, Bonnington Mill Business Centre, 72 Newhaven Road

By Rufus Reade on 14th October 2014

We have been using Stanley Wynd's service for some years now and we have received consistently excellent service both for payroll/PAYE and for his bookkeeping services. We are a SME and are delighted... 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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