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Dry tasteless don't give it a try

Review of Ratho Park Brewers Fayre, 101 Dalmahoy Road

By Julie

Meat was dry vegetables were tasteless and the gravy was like coloured water.complete waste of money.id rather pay extra for a carvery at the Toby Corstorphine road.grumpy chef and staff not concerned if... Read more »

A solid bloke like his dad before him

Review of Bob's Garage, 5 Jane Street

By Sanjoy Das

I have dealt with Bob's garage for around 25 years now. Robert's dad is a man who you could hand your car keys over to and just say "please sort it out" and... Read more »

Best Letting Service privider of Edinburgh

Review of Umega Lettings, 1 Marchmont Crescent

By Sherrym Kelly

Umega Letting are the best letting service provider of Edinburgh. I really want to give 5 star rating to Umega Lettings for there responsiable and professional services. Thanks... Read more »

Fantastic results

Review of Mrs L A Skedd, 169 Dalkeith Road

By Norah kenny

Took my disabled son to Linda for treatment absolutely wonderful Michael was very relaxed which is unusual for getting his feet done so I'm giving Linda 5 stars👍🏻... Read more »

Well stocked shop with excellent prices

Review of Lifeline, 259 Gorgie Road

By Sylvia

Visit this shop with my sister nearly every week and always find plenty clothing (adults and children), books and bric-a-brac at excellent prices. Very friendly and helpful staff and I would recommend... 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.