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The Scotsman Hotel's Edinburgh Guide

Tourist Attractions, Food & Drink, Shopping & More...

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Over four million tickets are sold for Edinburgh Festival events each year alone, and outside of August, the Scottish capital continues to attract countless visitors with simply so many sights to see. 

To help you plan your visit, the Scotsman Hotel has created an extensive city guide for you to take a look at. We’ve selected the very best in entertainment, attractions, shopping, festivals, food and more that’s available in Edinburgh. From the mega-popular attractions, like Edinburgh Castle and the Festival Fringe, to the independent shops and little known beauty spots found across the city, it’s all here.

Read on to discover all that Edinburgh has to offer…

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Attractions & Exhibitions

Exciting Tourist Desitnations and Iconic Attractions

Edinburgh has a world-class and world-famous selection of visitor attractions, museums and art galleries. From Edinburgh Castle to the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, there’ll be something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

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Festivals & Nightlife

The Best Live Entertainment in the City

Experience Edinburgh, and the people who make the city what it is, by enjoying the famous festival scenes, a number of other annual events, a plethora of pubs, lively clubs and entertaining theatre.

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Sights & Sounds

Experience a Living and Breathing Capital City

Where do you start on a weekend break to the Scottish Capital? There’s so much to do but so little time to do it in. The sights and sounds of Edinburgh including the famous city centre areas, lush parks & gardens, and the iconic sporting stadiums are a great way to begin your discoveries.

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Retail Therapy

From Independent Markets to Luxury Labels

Edinburgh is one of the UK’s foremost retail destinations. Featuring high-end labels, independent shops, fine food & drink shops, and artisan markets, there’ll be something to quench your shopping thirst.

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Scotland

Picturesque Scenery, Bustling Cities and Tranquil Island Escapes

While there’s certainly no shortage of activities to take part in and sights to see in Edinburgh, if the mood takes you, Scotland is waiting to be discovered in all its glory, from the imposing Ben Nevis to the tranquil waters of Loch Ness.

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