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Things to Know

Here’s what you need to know before you dive into Edinburgh: When to go, what to pack, the slang, the smells, the banknotes and more.

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Best Neighborhoods

From the Old Town to the beach in Portobello, here's a helpful guide to Edinburgh’s best neighborhoods.

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Day Trips

Edinburgh has plenty of great day trips from historical castles to uninhabited islands, and in the depths of winter you'll have many of these to yourself.

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Money and Costs

Edinburgh is famously one of the UK's most expensive cities, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost you a pretty penny to visit.

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If you’re visiting the Scottish capital sometime soon, discover the best ways to get around Edinburgh and its surrounding suburbs.

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Free Things to Do

It might be Scotland’s most expensive city but there is a wealth of free things to do in Edinburgh for those on a budget.

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5 Shops

Edinburgh offers a diverse range of new and vintage goods, catering to tourists, students and locals alike.

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