Discover Edinburgh – Travel Tips

The city of Edinburgh is full of charm and charisma, a mixture of old gothic styled architecture  and modern vibrant activities.

Edinburgh map by Avis

Within the summer months, Edinburgh plays host to the biggest arts festival in Europe – the Edinburgh International and Fringe Festival. Taking place over 3 weeks  you  can spend your day’s theatre hopping from one venue to another, experiencing the good, the bad, the weird and the wonderful of the theatre world. See anything from stand up to drama, musicals to experimental productions; it is a great way to spend the end of the summer.

For sightseeing, Edinburgh Castle, which is positioned at the top of volcanic rock, is a spectacular venue to view the city with an array of museums and historical artefacts. The city has a variety of art galleries and is home to the Camera Obscura, a Victorian tower allowing you to see a 360 degree view of the city through a giant periscope.

Edinburgh University is the 3rd most popular university in the UK. The student atmosphere is really strong during August where everyone gets involved in the fringe festivals, hosting great outdoor events and socials.

If you enjoy the vivacious city life of Edinburgh why not rent a car in Edinburgh and drive to Glasgow, which is only one hour away. From bagpipes to shortbread, kilts and castles, Edinburgh is a great place to visit!

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