Hear the gun salute at Edinburgh Castle, experience the history of the Royal Mile, take in the views from Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat, and enjoy a whisky with new-found Scots friends with Great Breaks Edinburgh – the perfect guide to finding your way around this beautiful city that is bristling with history yet full of life. Twelve easy-to-follow tours in and around the city are presented with full-color photography, clear maps and suggestions for places to eat en route. Key aspects of the city’s rich history and cultural life are covered throughout to help you immerse yourself in the Scottish capital. Travel tips help you find unique places to stay and offer practical advice for getting there and traveling around.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Edinburgh’s Top 10 Overview if Edinbugh Entertainment
Walks and Tours Old Town and Edinburgh Castle Royal Mile and Scottish Parliament Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur’s Seat South Side Museums and University East Princes Street and Calton Hill West Princes Street and New Town Water of Leith to Stockbridge and Dean Leith Excursion to Firth of Forth Excursion to Edinburgh Zoo, Linlithgow and Falkirk Excursion South to Roslin and Pentland Hills Excursion East along the Coast
Features Literary Edinburgh A City of Festivals Botanic Oasis
Travel Tips Active Pursuits Themed Holidays Practical Information Accommodation