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Life leaps from ancient fairy tale to modern concerns in Edinburgh, a city with thousands of inhabitants living in buildings that are older than most countries. You can be wandering through ancient stone pathways that crisscross around each other like an M.C. Escher painting only to find yourself at the door of a high end vegan restaurant with cocktails to die for; that’s just the sort of great diversity Edinburgh has to offer.

Despite being a capital city, the main attractions in Edinburgh are all within walking distance, although the bus and tram network in the city is also well integrated. If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy break it works too: the hiking around the Scottish capital is second to none, with the Pentlands being incredibly close and the Trossachs easily visited in a day trip. If you want to be challenged without leaving the city limits, the iconic Arthur’s Seat offers both a decent walk and unbelievable views of the city, all the way out to the North Sea at Portobello.

Life leaps from ancient fairy tale to modern concerns in Edinburgh, a city with thousands of inhabitants living in buildings that are older than most countries. You can be wandering through ancient stone pathways that crisscross around each other like an M.C. Escher painting only to find yourself at the door of a high end vegan restaurant with cocktails to die for; that’s just the sort of great diversity Edinburgh has to offer.

Despite being a capital city, the main attractions in Edinburgh are all within walking distance, although the bus and tram network in the city is also well integrated. If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy break it works too: the hiking around the Scottish capital is second to none, with the Pentlands being incredibly close and the Trossachs easily visited in a day trip. If you want to be challenged without leaving the city limits, the iconic Arthur’s Seat offers both a decent walk and unbelievable views of the city, all the way out to the North Sea at Portobello.

   
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    3 course meal for 2: £60.00

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    A regular cappuccino: £2.72

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    A medium beer: £4.50

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.80

A snapshot of...

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    3 course meal for 2: £60.00

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    A regular cappuccino: £2.72

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    A medium beer: £4.50

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.80

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Dreary but never dull

The climate in Edinburgh isn’t exactly one that will appeal to beach lovers and tanners, but the seasons are quite consistent. Autumn offers an array of foliage, crisp mornings, and the occasional blue-sky day. In the winter it’s cold, dark, and incredibly windy, often with dramatic fogs sweeping over the city. Spring is gorgeous as the city bursts back into colour, and summer temperatures can often reach the late twenties, sometimes even budging over to the thirties, at which point Portobello beach becomes the go-to place to be.

Discover the real Edinburgh

Haute cuisine and deep-fried Mars bars can coexist, as proven in Edinburgh. Whilst people tend to associate Scotland with heavily oiled and battered goods, or less than appealing sounding component parts of animals, the fact is Edinburgh has one of the best foodie scenes in Europe. There are tonnes of restaurants, cafes, and bars to suit anybody, and no matter what your dietary restrictions you’re bound to find somewhere that does something you love. Drinkers can stumble between high end cocktail bars and pubs older than Mozart; there truly is something for everyone.

Castles, beaches, distilleries and everything in between. Edinburgh has thousands of years of history to draw upon when it comes to things to see and do, but it’s not just for the travel-typical ‘culture vultures’ and ‘history buffs’. There are thriving modern eateries, speakeasy-type bars, and an arts scene that’s worthy of any global city. And that’s before we mention the amazing nature perched on the city’s doorstep.

Locals have learned to live around the tourists that flock to this gorgeous city, meaning unless you know somebody, you’re probably going to miss out on the real Edinburgh experience. Luckily, we at Orbzii have lived and breathed the Scottish capital, so we know exactly what guides and tips to give you to make sure you’re satisfied with your Scottish adventure.

Food & Drink

Haute cuisine and deep-fried Mars bars can coexist, as proven in Edinburgh. Whilst people tend to associate Scotland with heavily oiled and battered goods, or less than appealing sounding component parts of animals, the fact is Edinburgh has one of the best foodie scenes in Europe. There are tonnes of restaurants, cafes, and bars to suit anybody, and no matter what your dietary restrictions you’re bound to find somewhere that does something you love. Drinkers can stumble between high end cocktail bars and pubs older than Mozart; there truly is something for everyone.

See & do

Castles, beaches, distilleries and everything in between. Edinburgh has thousands of years of history to draw upon when it comes to things to see and do, but it’s not just for the travel-typical ‘culture vultures’ and ‘history buffs’. There are thriving modern eateries, speakeasy-type bars, and an arts scene that’s worthy of any global city. And that’s before we mention the amazing nature perched on the city’s doorstep.

Guides & Tips

Locals have learned to live around the tourists that flock to this gorgeous city, meaning unless you know somebody, you’re probably going to miss out on the real Edinburgh experience. Luckily, we at Orbzii have lived and breathed the Scottish capital, so we know exactly what guides and tips to give you to make sure you’re satisfied with your Scottish adventure.

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