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Review of Helen How, 14 Craighall Gdns

By Steph Borer on 14th September 2014

Whatever the problem, it's past tense when i leave the room....amazing...treatment from a wonderful woman.... keep smiling... Read more »

Health related issues

Review of Dr Watson & Partners, Sighthill Health Centre, 380 Calder Road

By Sharon on 11th September 2014

I was recently at the doctors because I had bronchitis so I was off work because of it then I had to go back again after I just went back to work to... Read more »


Review of Spanish Consulate General, 63 North Castle Street

By Anna on 9th September 2014

I'm surprised to see the negative reviews. I wanted pay extra to have my visa early since it was very important to me and the young woman who helped me adviced me not... Read more »

Back to excellent vision

Review of Rodger & Smalridge, 1 Goldenacre Terrace

By Claudia Nocentini on 8th September 2014

I went to Mr Rodger wearing progressive lenses which I hated and he suggested mono vision with contact lenses which sorted out all my problems for over 12 years so far. I could... Read more »

Good service

Review of Spanish Consulate General, 63 North Castle Street

By Thanks on 7th September 2014

I admit I misread the information and had a few docs missing, but the young lady at the window was polite and explained averything calmly and in detail. I received my visa yesteday.... 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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