WELCOME TO EDINBURGH ONLINE
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Review of M J Brown Son & Co, 10 Dean Bank Lane
How refreshing to find a legal firm where clients are most definitely people with feelings and not just "cases" to be dealt with.
Ms Matthew has a heart for working with older people and... Read more »
Review of PDSA Pet Aid Hospital, 2B Hutchison Crossway
5 been trying for days to get through to make an appointment for the dogs vaccination
but no luck tried all day today Mon but no luck
its Edinburgh PDSA... Read more »
Review of Edinburgh Audi, 22 Seafield Rd East
My gripe is that it is a nightmare getting anyone to call you back or respond to e.mails - they said they'd look into buying my A1 back off me - process started... Read more »
Review of Greenside Car Park, Greenside Row
Lost my ticket, so was charged £19 max. Had trouble with credit card payment and it took my payment twice - lady at other end assured me it had only charged me... Read more »
Review of The Queen Charlotte Rooms, 56A Queen Charlotte Street
I attended my son's wedding at the Queen Charlotte Rooms,in Leith. I cannot speak highly enough about the facilities and service we received.
All my friends and relatives spoke highly about the service,... Read more »
INTRODUCTION TO EDINBURGH
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.