Edinburgh Insider: Tips and Advice from Edinburgh Locals in the Know

The beautiful city of Edinburgh, framed on one side by the waters of the glistening estuary and on the other by the majestic Salisbury Crags, is a magnificent European city that is home to a rich and dynamic history as well as a world-renowned art scene. Take a trip through the cobbled alleys and winding streets and you’ll find museums where you can learn about the city’s varied past, shops over-flowing with souvenirs and Scottish fashions and bars and restaurants where you can indulge in local delicacies including fine whiskey, homemade fudge, rich shortbread and traditional haggis. Watched over by the famous castle, this is a city with a strong cultural heritage, not least due to the world class art festivals that descend every August, doubling the city’s population and drawing comedians, writers, musicians, filmmakers and theatre folks from around the world. The rich eclectic mix of activities in on offer in Edinburgh have led it to be hailed as both ‘Europe’s new capital of cool’ and as ‘Britain’s most haunted city’.

We decided to dig beneath the surface and speak to a few of the people who know the city best to get the insider view on what to do on a short trip. This infographic was created by local Edinburgh artist Mark Kirkham with recommendations from Edinburgh locals including Phyllis from the Edinburgh Reporter, Nadine Pierce from Eating Edinburgh, blogger Jemma Eat World and the Edinburgh Sketcher (Mark Kirkham).

Once you’re inspired, book your trip with a stay at one of our central hotels in Edinburgh.



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