Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located in Lothian. It has been a centre for education for a very long time, and apart from London, is the most visited city in the UK. From the end of July to early September each year, the city plays host to four very famous festivals – the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival. It was declared the first UNESCO City of Literature in 2004, and in fact, many famous authors came from the areas including J. K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, Robert Louis Stevenson who wrote such well-known books as Kidnapped and Treasure Island, and Sir Walter Scott, the creator of Rob Roy and Ivanhoe among others. But there is so much more to Edinburgh than writing, as anyone paying a visit will soon find out…
Enjoy The Nightlife In Edinburgh
You will never be stuck for something to do in the evenings, or into the early hours, in Edinburgh. It has an abundance of theatres, comedy clubs, live music bars and art venues as well as nightclubs and restaurants galore.
The Jazz Bar in the older part of the city plays music of several different sorts. A small and intimate venue (it only holds 140 people), it really is an inexpensive night out with some events being free. If you fancy a late night try the Bongo Club which is open till 3 am. It is cheap to get in and go there from Tuesday to Thursday to get a two for one deal on the drinks. The Stand Comedy Club is well known for hosting Scottish comedians. They have stand-up, sketches and touring companies and a beginners spot every evening. These are just three nightlife venues you might enjoy, there are many more.
Holiday Accommodation In Edinburgh
Of course, Edinburgh has its fair share of hotels, but many people, particularly younger travellers, opt to rent an apartment in the city from The City Suites. These can often work out cheaper, especially if there are two or three of you sharing. They also give you more freedom, as if you have been nightclubbing till the early hours, you might not want to be up for an 8 o’clock breakfast.
Attractions in Edinburgh
Everyone associates Scotland with whiskey and there are distilleries you can visit, but Edinburgh also has a gin distillery, which is open to the public. You can try riding an e-bike, go on historic tours, try your hand at painting and drawing or be brave enough to go on one of the high-speed boat trips. Then of course, you cannot visit Edinburgh without seeing Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyrood House.
There are music tours, Britannia, the Royal Yacht, gun clubs and fitness centres. In fact, there is everything you would expect in such a cosmopolitan city, and more.
Shopping In Edinburgh
Edinburgh has several shopping centres will all the big high street names, and it also has many independent retailers, although you may have to look down the side streets for these.
Whether you visit for a long weekend or a couple of weeks, there is no reason at all that you cannot have a very enjoyable time in Edinburgh.