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Coffee with friend

Review of Café, Level 3, John Lewis, 47 St James Centre

By Noreen Jameson on 19th November 2014

Can't believe how this has got so. bad needs a good clean dirty tables counters covers in old food staff tops covered in food marks not good... Read more »


Review of Berlands Of Edinburgh, 143 Gilmore Place

By Berland's Admin on 18th November 2014

Berland's closed the Gilmore Place shop due to difficult parking for their customers. Now the operate from their workshop at UNIT 2, WEST GORGIE PARKS, HUTCHISON ROAD, EDINBURGH. EH14 1UT. Check their website www.berlands.co.uk for map... Read more »

To slow

Review of The Jubilee, 124 West Granton Road

By Anon on 15th November 2014

This place claims fast delivery wrong , waited nearly 2 hrs only 15 mins away , food cold and soggy ice cream melted when it eventually arrived Wont be using again... Read more »

Thank you

Review of McDonalds, 137-138 Princes Street

By Happy Unicorn on 15th November 2014

Thank you very much, I love that this particular McDonald's is built on more than one level. There is way more seating this way, meaning that all my friends and I were very... Read more »

Where have you gone?

Review of Rococo, 157 Dalry Road

By Louise on 13th November 2014

I heard you were working from home? Miss your service very much! Please send details of your web address etc , I know the service is great so be great to continue... 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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