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An excellent mechanic

Review of D & J Motors (Saab Specialists), 94 Lower Granton Road

By David Lane

I have been bringing Saabs to Derek for 30 years and couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Totally trustworthy and honest. Saabs Can be in no better hands for service and repair. David Lane... Read more »

Lack of communication

Review of Acorn Services, 242 Portobello High Street

By Ros McIntosh

Acorn Services visited to provide me with a quote following water damage to my property. For some reason, that was the last I heard of them. They failed to provide the quote and... Read more »

Couldn't recommend highly enough.

Review of P Grandison, March Street

By V Tesdale

James and Peter Grandison put us at ease straight away. They provided us with support, advice and a high level of professionalism throughout the whole process.... Read more »

Promises not delivered

Review of Richard F MacKay, Despatch Department, Pentland Industrial Estate

By Iain Graham

A double bed and mattress were bought as a present for my daughter. It was delivered late at the end of March. Having paid in full several weeks beforehand, including a £50 for... Read more »


Review of Easthouses Miners Welfare & Social Club, Easthouses Road, Easthouses

By Jacque

I would have liked to rate easthouses club but cant find out on the website if there is any events happening soon I did hear there was a medium night but cant find... 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.