Edinburgh is a city with a lot to offer. The flagship capital of Scotland attracts many visitors each year, from all over the world in fact. We’re going to take a look at what’s great, what’s good and where you need to go once you step off the plane in the city.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Edinburgh is of course the Fringe Festival. Not everyone can take a whole month off to experience it in August but we recommend taking at least a week out to see what this event has to offer. The festival attracts over 400,000 visitors each year, Performers from all round the world venture here to showcase their talents in around 300 venues. The climax is a concert that takes place at Princes Street Gardens which usually takes in a crowd of over 200,000. Unfortunately, this year has passed but the 70th Fringe Festival looks to be the biggest yet!
If you like exploring then take a walk to Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. It’s not actually a seat but an extinct volcano. Rising above the city skyline, the walk is leisurely and the prize you may ask? Unmatched views of the the city from the top.
As you have probably guessed Edinburgh is an arts hub, a city which has a passion for the arts, music, acting and so on. One of the most important venues in the city for this industry is the Edinburgh Playhouse. Originally an old cinema that was opened in 1929, it has became one of the most important venues for showcasing plays and similar. With a capacity of around 3000, the atmosphere is electric so when you’re in town, check what’s on and see it for yourself.
The Scott’s Monument represents Edinburgh’s gothic past. The imposing and breathtaking structure that’s situated in Princes Gardens pierces the sky above and can be seen from miles around. Enjoy a walk up the spiral staircase and have another opportunity to see Edinburgh from a great height.
These are just a few of the many options available when in town. We suggest planning your trip before you arrive so you get the best out of your vacation.