Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast, Cheap Hotel and Guest House Accommodation
Scotland’s capital is the city of Edinburgh, beautifully combining ancient historic sites in its medieval Old Town with the poised elegance of the streets of the Georgian New Town and cutting edge contemporary architecture harmoniously integrated within its dramatic, moody setting. Exploration on foot of the varied tourist attractions, the imposing Edinburgh Castle on its granite rock at their hub, will give you the best insight into the culture and history of this picturesque place, while the great shops, cafés and restaurants that line the streets simply add to its delights.
A city of contrasts, Edinburgh’s architectural heritage contains gothic churches and medieval palaces, but its grandeur is never seen to stifle the exuberant street life which comes into its own during the many festivals whose events usually spill out onto squares and pavements, tempting you to stop, look and enjoy.
Hogmanay - see in the New Year with a bang, in exuberant Scottish style – in high summer the military pomp continues with the Tattoo, and the streets are alive with buskers and craft stalls for the International and the Fringe, to name but a few of the events.
The importance of the Old and New Towns were recognized when the areas were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. From the mysterious winding cobbled streets, to the sculptural gymnastics of the Scottish Parliament, the sense of history is almost tangible wherever you look.
Also a literary capital, there are many tours that will take you on a journey around the literary landmarks of the city, retracing the steps of Robert Burns or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Map of Edinburgh Area
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The Old Town— Feast your eyes on the impressive buildings which make up Edinburgh's Royal Mile, dating back to medieval times, running from the Castle to Holyrood Palace.
The New Town— If you enjoy browsing for souvenirs or checking out some of the trendy designer boutiques, you will find superb shopping opportunities in the Georgian New Town.
Stockbridge and Canonmills— Located north of the New Town with more seductive shops as well as the lovely Royal Botanic Garden if you feel like escaping from the tartan woollies.
Leith— Edinburgh's trendy port area is definitely worth a visit when you are touring the area.
Edinburgh/East— The beach district of Portobello and the quaint village of Duddingston are among Edinburgh’s charming and lesser known neighbourhoods.
Edinburgh/South— A studenty quarter, with loads of interesting places to eat and drink. Further afield keen walkers will enjoy exploring the Pentland Hills, and the intriguing Roslin Chapel.
Edinburgh/West— The location of the legendary home to one of Scotland’s national sports, Murrayfield rugby stadium, and the way to head if you fancy seeing the Budongo Trail at Edinburgh’s superb zoo, its fantastic new chimpanzee enclosure.
South Queensferry— On the north-western edge of the city, site of extraordinary feats of engineering in the form of the colossal Forth Bridges. With its attractive accommodation options and excellent transport links, this area is worth considering for your stay in Edinburgh.
University of Edinburgh— One of the finest Universities in the Uk. Former Students include Gordon Brown, Ian Rankin and Sir Chris Hoy.
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