This Edinburgh travel guide is full of top tips and fun facts to help you have the best Edinburgh holiday possible. Whether it’s your first time or fifth time visiting this incredible city, there’s always something new to discover. From mouthwatering meals with friendly locals to hidden gems off the beaten track, Edinburgh is full to the brim of wonderful things to see and do. Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start - that’s where our Edinburgh travel guide comes in. At Rabbie’s, we combine local insight with years of experience to be experts on all things Edinburgh. This means we can share the stories, sights, and secrets of the city with you. Read on and you’ll be on the adventure of a lifetime before you know it.
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Edinburgh is definitely worth visiting in our opinion. Whether it’s just for a day trip or a longer stay, Edinburgh has plenty to offer and welcomes visitors with open arms. Some of the top reasons to visit Edinburgh are:
All these reasons make Edinburgh well worth visiting. What’s more, it’s a relatively safe city making it a great solo travel destination. For more travel advice check out our top things to know before you visit Edinburgh. And as if Edinburgh could get any better it is also relatively easy to travel to. Direct flights to Edinburgh from the USA are available all year round, and the city is easily reachable from within the UK via the rail network.
There are many places to stay in Edinburgh and there’s something to suit all budgets. From luxury hotels to friendly hostels, here are four ideas of where to stay during your Edinburgh holiday:
Edinburgh is renowned for its food and drink scene. From the infamous haggis to the finest drams of whisky, visitors are spoilt for choice. Here are four top eateries you won’t want to miss during your Edinburgh holidays:
If you’re heading on one of our small-group tours, don't forget to have snacks at the ready.
An Edinburgh travel guide wouldn’t be complete without sharing some of the top attractions. Whatever your personal tastes, there are plenty of inspiring things to do in Edinburgh. Here are some activities you’ll definitely want to tick off:
Getting around Edinburgh is very simple thanks to their public transport services. There’s a tram service which connects much of the city centre to sites such as Murrayfield Rugby Stadium and Edinburgh Airport. Not only that but Edinburgh is a very walkable city and most of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other. We don’t recommend trying to bring your car into central Edinburgh as finding parking can be difficult and many of the roads are closed to private vehicles. If you want to explore the surrounding areas, book a Rabbie’s tour instead. Simply hop aboard, enjoy the views, and discover why our tours are better than your car.
Hopefully, our Edinburgh travel guide has inspired you to come and visit this incredible city for yourself. And Edinburgh could be just the start of your holiday. Why not explore more of what Scotland has to offer from gorgeous Glasgow to the amazing Scottish Islands? Or perhaps you could combine your Edinburgh holiday with a visit to England, Ireland, Wales, or elsewhere in Europe? Book your next adventure today or sign up to our newsletter for all the latest travel inspiration.