There is a lot more to Edinburgh (population: 489,000) than its world famous restaurants, bars, tea shops, random music sessions and pub crawls. Sure the city is famous for its party and easygoing lifestyle, but it is also a city that needs to be explored. Picturesque hills, verdant scenery and a beautiful old town ensure that you have an amazing time while exotic cuisines and a great culture help you to complete that perfect experience.
Edinburgh is really high on its history. The Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood let you explore architectural wonders from another era. The Scottish National Gallery, the best art gallery in Scotland, presents the works of highly respected artists such as Rubens, Van Dyck and Tiepolo.
A Natural Playground
And it isn’t just about history and culture. Edinburgh is also full of natural beauty. Princes Street Gardens, Holyrood Park, Arthurs Peak and Royal Botanic Gardens showcase nature at its phenomenal best.
How to Get Around
The main modes of transportation in Edinburgh are buses and trams. However, the best way to explore Edinburgh is on foot. Hidden courtyards, beautiful architecture, unknown cafes, hidden boutiques and picturesque gardens can be found in each and every corner. A last way to travel the city is naturally by taxi but it is a fairly expensive mode of transportation.