Why Visit Edinburgh?
Edinburgh is an multi-award-winning, world-class tourist
destination. A must-see cultural capital. From stunning skylines to
sandy beaches, festivals to fireworks – the city has something for
everyone, day and night.
A modern day Jekyll and Hyde, the city is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, split between the medieval Old Town and the Georgian
splendour of the New Town.
But Edinburgh isn't living in the past - it's a vibrant,
cosmopolitan city, boasting an exceptional blend of contemporary
pubs and bars, restaurants, specialist retailers and leading tourist attractions.
Days can be spent exploring the city’s medieval alleyways and
glorious architecture – not least the magnificient Edinburgh
Castle, dramatically perched on an extinct volcano, high above the
Nights out in Edinburgh provide an
opportunity to discover what makes the city tick amidst the
bustling bars, clubs and lively street scenes.
Edinburgh is renowned the world over for its year-round festivals. During the Summer and
Winter festivals the city’s streets throng with visitors from
around the world.
For international visitors, Edinburgh is the second favourite UK
city for tourism after London thanks to its ideal mix of shopping,
entertainment, culture and history.
Much more than just a city
break destination, Edinburgh is also the visitors’
gateway to Scotland.
It's little wonder then that the city constantly receives
accolades from around the globe. Travel magazine
Wanderlust named Edinburgh as of the world's top ten
cities, while at the Trip Advisor Destination Awards named
Edinburgh as the top UK destination and ranked it in the top 25
The inspiring capital has won numerous 'Best City' and 'Short
Break' awards, including the Guardian / Observer Reader
Travel award for thirteen years running, The Telegraph
Readers 'Best UK City' 2012, 'Europe's Leading Destination' at
the World Travel Awards 2012 and Condé Nast
Traveller Awards 'Best UK City' 2010 and 'Top for Culture'
Why not come and see what all the fuss is about?
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