Friday, 5 December 2014

Rock Your Layover: Edinburgh

Edinburgh at a glance
Edinburgh at nightfall
image: creativecommons, Dimitri B on Flickr
Have a layover coming up in Edinburgh? Wondering what you could do with your time? Here's a little inspiration.

We've gathered the following resources - tips, stories and layover ideas - to help you get the most out of your time here.

In a nutshell:
Edinburgh blends ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by the imposing Edinburgh Castle, Scotland's capital plays host to great shops, restaurants and a throbbing nightlife. Check what's on, just in case you find yourself in town during one of the many city festivals throughout the year. 
Free:Free Edinburgh tour
Edinburgh free things to do
Unique:Hadrian's Wall, Roman Britain and the Scottish Borders
Picks:Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands
Da Vinci Code Small Group Day Trip
Shop:Best of Edinburgh shopping
10 of the best independent shops in Edinburgh
See:Historic Scotland Historic Pass
National Trust for Scotland Discover Sightseeing Pass
Hop:Hop On Hop Off Bus 
Do:Edinburgh Layover Ideas & Stuff to Do in Edinburgh
Eat:Where to Eat and Drink in Edinburgh - Wendy Perrin
No Reservations: London and Edinburgh - Anthony Bourdain
Cheap eats in Edinburgh - WOW 24 7
Edinburgh's Chocolate Walking Tour
Cupcake and Macaron Walking Tour of Edinburgh
Whiskey Tasting and Dinner in Edinburgh
Eat Walk Edinburgh
Tips:Edinburgh budget tips - Nomadic Matt
5 pics and tips for Edinburgh
Plan your Edinburgh and the Lothians vacation - Fodors
Watch:Edinburgh Video Guide
Rick Steves' Europe: Edinburgh episode
Look:Pinterest: Edinburgh
Read:Edinburgh on
To/from the airport:Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)
Good to know:
You can look up your ancestors at the National Archives of Scotland, 2 Princes St (at Waverley Station).
Get connected at the large, independent Mossco Internet Cafe, 18 West Maitland St (near Haymarket Station).
Watch out for a few rough areas (e.c. some local pubs).
Tourist info:Edinburgh Tourist Information
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1 comment:

  1. Hi, loveee your blog. Super helpful!! How's the nightlife? Or do the only take you to places where it predominantly touristy?

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