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Excellent customer service

Review of Scotts Newsagents, 123 Dalry Road

By Anonymous

Really friendly local shop SAMs great with the customers defo recommend sells everything you need- lotto western Union paypal and more... Read more »

Three generations going to bennys

Review of Bennys, 54 Grove Street

By Bd

Started going to bennys approx 10yr old now 65yr old he has cut my sons hair before he joined the army he has now cut my two grandsons hair it will be a... Read more »

Hospitality at its best!

Review of The Four In Hand, 218 Easter Road

By Dai

Just wanted to say thanks very much for looking after us RMT reps this week. Top draw. Very much appreciated, next time I visit the City I will be certain to pop in.... Read more »

So pleased once again with all the staff had all my dogs there over the years

Review of Alan Brown & Associates, 160 St Johns Road

By Iain

Delighted with Mr Brown once again. Just back with my lab pup staff are gems. Can't praise him enough and all who work there.excellent service. Keira... Read more »

Do yourself a favour and keep driving past it...

Review of Canonmills Service Station, 23 Canonmills

By Robert Burnside

Staff are as helpful as a chocolate fireguard. One , fat and balding gent thinks he's the edinburgh festival on legs..So uncouth and also unfunny and so cheeky. I only want... 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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  • The welcoming project brings together migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and people from Scottish and local minority ethnic communities. The aim is to welcome newcomers, learn together and improve English language and literacy skills. We have a wide programme including free English classes and social events.