About This Area
Edinburgh’s beautiful city centre, known for its authentic Scottish culture and charm, has lots to offer including great attractions, night entertainment and a storytelling history.
Designed back in 1767, the city shows classic architecture, isolated lanes and pretty gardens making a walk through the streets as if you was taking a step back in time. Take a trip up the 287 steps in the Scott Monument, a mesmerising gothic marvel and the largest dedication to a writer, Sir Walter Scott. Edinburgh castle is the country’s most famous landmark and definitely worth exploring. Located on castle rock, head of the city’s old town, it dominates the city skyline and attracts over 1.6 million people a year.
For all the shopping lovers, George Street provides dozens of popular retail stores including John Lewis, Zara and Louis Vuitton. At key holiday times, Princes Street Gardens offers a traditional German Christmas Market and Edinburgh’s Farmers Market every Saturday.
Edinburgh’s nightlife is not one to miss out on. There is so much entertainment including theatre, restaurants, bars and beyond. Head to Rose Street for lots of smiles with great food and energetic pubs. There is also many comedy clubs, bars and nightclubs for those who like the buzzing nightlife into the early hours.
When travelling around the city, most people go on foot but if hop on hop off buses are you preferred mode of transport, you can get a great tour of the city. Edinburgh Waverley railway station is the city’s central train station which can be seen from Edinburgh Castle.
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