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All About Edinburgh

Free Guide to Edinburgh

All About Edinburgh

Free Guide to 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). 

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

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Organised Bus Tours

Organised Bus Tours of all the famous well known sights Inverness, Glencoe, Isle of Skye, St Andrews, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Orkney, West Coast, Glenfinnan, Scottish Borders and many more destinations.   

Edinburgh Street Tours

Walk the streets of Old Edinburgh which were first laid over 500 years ago or Edinburgh’s New Town that has been walked for over 250 years. See the underground streets and houses of the 16th + 17th centuries.


Bespoke Tours

A private tour of your prefered destinations, with private bespoke transport and driver guide. 


Do it Yourself Tour 

Rent a car. SUV or motorhome and do your own thing with the help of All About Edinburgh, google maps that have been created for the travellers to find 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 Bridges the Battle Sites and Robert Burns Scotland. 


All About Edinburgh Things to do 

Sightseeing, Activities, Sports, Tours, Shopping


For the active there are many sports and activities that include shooting Highland Games, Karting, paintball, combat laser, Segway, motor sports, boating, Snorkelling, 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

All About Edinburgh has every kind of accommodation from 5 star Hotels, Apartments, Backpackers, AirBnB, Houses, Group accommodation, Guest Houses, Cottages Caravan and Camp Site, Hostels


All About Edinburgh Transport


Black Taxis 

Edinburgh's reliable council registered Black Taxis which are the safest way to travel in Edinburgh.

Flag them down in the street or book by phone or app.

Cash or card payments available.

Black Taxis take up to 6 passengers with luggage comfortably.


Private Hire

There are also private hire cars and Uber (phone booking only).

The taxis and private hire cars are metered and are value for money.


Local Buses

The buses are a set fare for all distances and there are airport buses and a Tram system. The quickest 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.

Bike Hire

Edinburgh 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, shortbread 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 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 Kiltwalk and the famous Moonwalk. 


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

If you are looking for a special venue for your Wedding look at Edinburgh for your ultimate wedding and photographs. Edinburgh Castles, ancient churches and buildings, on the beach or in private grounds, in a cave or under the city streets of old Edinburgh.


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, Skateboarding, 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, Hovercrafting, Rope Assault Course over water, Cooking Classes, Fudge Making Classes, Chocolate Making Classes, Speed Boats, Surfing, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing, Wine & Champagne Tasting, Supercar Hire, Segway, Pole Dancing, and much more. 

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