All About Edinburgh 

 All About Edinburgh is an in-depth look at the City of Edinburgh the capital of Scotland. 

The present population (2019) is approximately 500,000 residents.

All About Edinburgh

All About Edinburgh is a guide to all the great things to see and do in Edinburgh. Welcome to everything Edinburgh has to offer, both to the visitor and local resident, all in one convenient place. Whether you only wish to visit Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyrood House, walk the Royal Mile, or climb the ancient volcano Arthur Seat (Ard-Na-Said).

All About Edinburgh has over the past few years taken time to photograph all the historic sites, plaques, monuments, statues, buildings, gardens and places that would interest a visitor to Edinburgh. From the All About Edinburgh web site you can organise your trip to Edinburgh utilising your time with the things you wish to see. 


All About Edinburgh Things to do and See in Edinburgh

Castles, palaces, monuments, historic gardens, Hills, Lochs and wildlife reserves. With water all around Edinburgh there are also many water sports and beaches. For the active there are many sports and activities that include shooting Highland Games, Karting, paintball, combat laser, Segway, motor sports, boating, rambling and climbing. For the less active there is pottery, gin and whisky tasting, cocktail making, design your own tartan, ice skating or dancing. I could continue, but it would be easier to search the site for where everything is. See Edinburgh Activities | History & Culture


All About Edinburgh Accommodation

The first thing to do is decide where you are going to stay. All About Edinburgh has every kind of accommodation Hotels, Apartments, Backpackers, Group accommodation, Guest Houses, Bed N Breakfast, Houses and Cottages Caravan and Camp Site, Hostels and pinpoints where they are and what is nearby. Restaurants, supermarkets, attractions, takeaways, pubs, clubs, museums, art galleries etc. It is safe to stay out with the centre of the city as Edinburgh has a very efficient bus service. Book your accommodation and other activities on this site with the secure booking system we have in place. See Edinburgh Accommodation


All About Edinburgh Transport

The site also helps with transport from the local buses to the reliable registered Black taxis which are the safest way to travel in Edinburgh. There are also private hire cars and Uber. The Taxis and private hire cars are metered and are value for money. Black Taxis take up to 6 passengers with luggage comfortably. The buses are a set fare for all distances and there are airport buses and a Tram. The cheapest transport from and to the airport is black taxis as the Tram and bus  service from the airport has a limited route and dependent on where you stay will take some time to your destination. Edinburgh also has pedal bike stands around the city where you can hire a bike with the Edinburgh bicycle hire scheme.


All About Edinburgh Food and Drink

Eating out in Edinburgh restaurants is so easy, as there is nearly every style of food from most countries. With over 1000 eateries, takeaways and fast-food, Bistros, McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Witherspoon’s and most other well-known names, which can also be delivered you will not go hungry. There is food for every budget, Michelin restaurants to family run eateries. There are also 24 hour bakers and fast food.  See Food & Drink | Restaurant Guide


All About Edinburgh Pubs, Bars and Nightclubs

Clubs and pubs in Edinburgh are of all styles from the bar to gastro pub. Night clubs are open till 03.00 on Friday and Saturday with casinos open till 6 a.m. There are over 30 night clubs and over 200 pubs in Edinburgh city centre so a great choice for all.  


All About Edinburgh Shops

The main retail shops can be found in the new town Princes Street and George Street, with the designer shops in Multrees Walk of St Andrews Square next to the National Bus station.  A well as the national department stores and high street names there are many smaller local fashion boutiques and unique stores around the city. With many tourist stores centred on the Royal Mile selling everything from cigars, whisky, tartan goods, haggis, short bread and souvenirs. 

All About Edinburgh TV and Film Locations

Once you have taken in the sights of Edinburgh you can then look at the rest of Scotland, with all the destinations that you have heard about or seen on the TV or in Films. Harry Potter, The Wicker Man, Outlander, Da Vinci Code, Chariots of Fire, Brave, Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce, Braveheart, Skyfall and many more. 


All About Edinburgh | Scottish Ancestors | Your Family Tree

Search for your Scottish ancestors or visit your family’s Scottish home town or city. New Register House in Princes Street and Charlotte Square. All About Edinburgh is the perfect place to start your journey of Scotland.


All About Edinburgh Tours Edinburgh and Scotland

With tours to all Scottish destinations by bus or with private bespoke transport and driver guide, or rent a car and do your own thing with the help of All About Edinburgh, google maps that have been bespoke for finding everything around Scotland. Castles, Distilleries, Wildlife, Islands, Historic places, including birthplaces and burial places of the famous. Mountains and Glens rivers and Lochs. The famous Loch Ness monster and the Harry Potter Express over the Glenfinnan viaduct. The Forth Rail and Road bridges the Scottish Borders and Robert Burns Scotland. Not to forget the Lothians where there are many Castles, beaches, historic sites, grand houses, museums and battle sites. And over 20 golf courses of which many are championship courses. 


All About Edinburgh Marathons and Fun Runs 

Edinburgh has events every month of the year. Edinburgh Marathons Festival in May plus 10k and 5k runs from January to November, the Kilt Walk and the famous Moon Walk. 


All About Edinburgh Festivals

There are many festivals annually staged in Edinburgh. Most importantly, The Edinburgh Military Tattoo that is staged at Edinburgh Castle is a must see (Bucket List inclusion) extravaganza for the whole family of all ages. At the year-end there is a Christmas market and a fun fair in the centre of Edinburgh from the end of November to January annually and a street party on the 31st of December for everyone, music, dancing and fireworks.  Other Festivals throughout the year include  Edinburgh Science Festival, Edinburgh Children’s Festival, Art Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Storytelling Festival, Book Festival, Magic Festival, Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Christmas Festival, Hogmanay Festival, Edinburgh Mela Festival, Edinburgh Beltane Festival, Edinburgh Tradfest, Food Festival, Leith Festival, Edinburgh Oktoberfest, Burns Festival, Comic Con Festival, Great British Gin Festival, Rum & Reggae Festival, Whisky Festival. 


All About Edinburgh Weddings

Edinburgh Castles, ancient churches and buildings, on the beach or in private grounds, in a cave or under the city streets of old Edinburgh. If you are looking for a special venue look at Edinburgh for your ultimate wedding and photographs. When in Edinburgh walk the streets of Old Edinburgh which were laid over 500 years ago or Edinburgh’s New Town that has been walked for over 250 years. 


All About Edinburgh Activities

Arts and Crafts, Boats and Sailing, Bubble Football, Canoeing, Kayaking, Cocktail Masterclass, Comedy Club, Dance Classes, Diving, Scuba, Escape Games, Footgolf, Golf, Go Karts, Highland Games, Ice Sports, Karting, Music School, Paintball, Shooting, Skate Boarding, Snow Sports, Spa Day, Spiritual + Meditation Centre, Tenpin Bowling, Thai School, Turkish Baths, Whisky Tasting, Wine School, Yoga, Zorbing, Speed Boats, Archery,  Paddle Boarding, Tenpin Bowling, Flying, Mountain Bike Trail, Surfing, White Water Rafting, Water skiing, Rage Buggies, Jet Skiing, Dog and Duck Herding, Falconry, Fishing, Hot Air Ballooning, Hover crafting, Rope Assault Course over water, Cooking Classes, Fudge Making Classes, Chocolate Making Classes, Speed Boats, Surfing, Wake Boarding, Water Skiing, Wine & Champagne Tasting, Super Car Hire, Segway, Pole Dancing, and much more. 



Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle

Calton Hill Best View Point of Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Weather

For a 6 day weather forecast in Edinburgh go to the foot of any All About Edinburgh page. The weather in Edinburgh is normally warmest during  June to September, The best Edinburgh weather is mostly in April and October. Always be prepared  Weather Edinburgh and Scotland is changeable.

started 16 / 03 /2017

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