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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Hills of the Elegant Edinburgh

The richness of history and culture is rooted in Edinburgh Tour, the capital city of Scotland, located in Lothian. The picturesque locales and the glorious architecture make Edinburgh the second post visited places in the United Kingdom.

City Buzz: Things to Remember
  • The city has something worth a visit at every corner, hence walking can be fun.
  • Most of the museums are free, so take a peep in any time you want to.
  • Well-priced family tickets covering 2 adults and up to 3 children are cost effective. Vis-à-vis an adult day ticket gives you unlimited access to travelling on buses and trams.
  • Bar staff are not to be tipped as it is not expected.
  • A 10% tip on food or in the tip jar is recommended.

Little Cautions
  • Weather can turn bad any point of time hence it is recommended that you carry rain jackets and sweater.
  • Carry the correct change for getting bus tickets.
  • Taxis may get a little expensive, so plans your trips well.

Must Visits
  • Edinburgh Castle: While strolling along Prince Street, you see the castle straight out of a cover page of a fantasy book. Positioned on a high volcanic rock, it lets you cherish the view and essence of Edinburgh and beyond. It also houses the Scottish Crown jewels.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Inspirock
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Inspirock

  • National Gallery: A fantasy-land for the art lovers right next to the Edinburgh Castle is the National Gallery. The past and the present of the city are showcased here.
National Gallery, London, United kingdom by Inspirock
National Gallery, London, United kingdom by Inspirock

  • Calton Hill: Locally nicknamed ‘Edinburgh’s disgrace’, this might be an architectural failure, but it allows you to absorb the beauty of the entire city
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  by Inspirock
Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  by Inspirock


  • Duddingston: Home to the oldest pub in Scotland, The Sheep Heid Inn, is the charming former village of Duddingston. It offers a great view to the loch and wildlife reserve.
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: Uniquely designed garden and outstanding exhibits make this Neo-Classical building a must see for art lovers.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by Martin Burns
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, United Kingdom by MartinBurns

  • The Royal Mile: The alleyways known as ‘closes’ or ‘wynds’ gives an insight to the medieval city.
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, U.K by Mike M
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, U.K by Mike M

  • The Royal Yacht Britannia: Royal family’s spectacular floating palace has many surprising facts to offer.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinbeurgh, U.K Airwolfhound
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinbeurgh, U.K Airwolfhound

Scotland’s Festivals
April hosts Science Festival, in May it is Imaginate Festival and finally the Book Festival in August are the must see if you are in town at that point in time.

Places to Eat at
  • Nobles and Kings Wark: Located on the Water of Leith Walkway, ‘The Shore’, situated is the pub Noble. Donned with beautiful structural design, it serves the most interesting food and drink and real ales. The added delight is the presence of friendly staff that makes the experience truly lasting. Must try – Moules Frites and rabbit burgers.
  • The Café Royal Circle Bar is a place which entertains both tourists and locals alike. It serves seafood, steaks, wine and beer. Must try – The mussels cooked in 3 ways.
  • The Meadows: Barbeques, huge green space and a great atmosphere characterise this place. A favourite among the University students, it’s definitely worth a try.

When in Edinburgh Tourism, one can always embark on a culinary journey. The Scottish fare, like the rest of Scotland, is majestic. Haggis, Scotland’s national dish, Stovies, Black Pudding with the desert options like Tablet, Shortbread or Cranachan definitely make a sumptuous affair.


GUEST POST: Credits to Kris Permi <kris.permi@inspirock.com> for the contents. 

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