Planning a Trip to Edinburgh? Here is Your Guide

Planning a trip to Edinburgh

Are you planning a trip to Edinburgh? Here is your travel guide to this charming destination. You will quickly discover that Edinburgh offers a wonderful mix of historic beauty and modern comfort. No matter if it is walking, sleeping, sightseeing or eating and drinking, this charismatic city will not disappoint you.

Getting Around

Travelers who want to travel around by public transportation can use Lothian Buses. This bus company’s white and red buses are the most convenient option to travel around the city in comfort. A day ticket for the bus is also valid for the tram. Organized Edinburgh bus and car tours are also favorable ways to explore the city. Driving around with your own car is not recommended because it is difficult to find parking spots in the city. Walking is a good option for tourists who like to travel trough the streets at a leisurely pace.

Finding Accommodation in the City

From artistically designed budget hostels with shared rooms to luxurious 5-star hotels with pampering amenities, travelers will find plenty of suitable accommodation options in the appealing city of Edinburgh. The stylish Chester Residence in New Town is one of the best luxury aparthotels in town. Travelers who like to combine luxury with a budget friendly price should book in advance to reserve a room at The George Hotel on the chic George Street in New Town.

Sightseeing in Edinburgh

Travelers who book accommodations in New Town should definitely explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the 18th and 19th century. It is famous for its shops, terraces, and the Princes Street Gardens. Old Town, also a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site is equally impressive with its medieval streets and allies. A variety of historic buildings and castles are located in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle, on the Castle Rock hill, is the most prominent and iconic landmark in the city.

Bars and Restaurants

From high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy local eateries and bars, Edinburgh offers it all. Visit Duck’s at Le Marche Noir in New Town for some tasty, traditional haggis or head over to the amazing Whiski Bar and Restaurant for a sip of Scotland’s signature drink. This fantastic dining and drinking establishment near Edinburgh Castle offers an astonishing collection of 300 different whiskeys and it has an extensive food menu.

Planning a Trip to Edinburgh

When planning a trip to Edinburgh, vacationers will feel the excitement creeping up on them. The cities ancient beauty gives history lovers the opportunity to see architectural structures like centuries old castles and characteristic streets. Cutting edge art festivals and avant-garde shops create a healthy balance of old and modern. Hotels, hostels, and guesthouses throw in a mix of high-end luxury and budget friendly. This superb city also takes care of every traveler’s drinking and eating needs. Multicultural or local, cozy or chic, Edinburgh’s cobblestone streets will guide you along some of the best Scottish restaurants and bars.
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About the author

Jesse Logister is a copywriter and travel blogger. He likes to get lost and brag about it. Jesse is a writer for Hipmunk and he is currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project.