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Holidays and Self Catering in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is known as the place to be to celebrate New Years eve but it is well worth a visit at other times of year as well, whether you are going to Edinburgh for a short break or taking a longer holiday in Edinburgh. As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh has much to recommend it.

Self Catering Accommodation in Edinburgh 
For a selection of holiday accommodation in Edinburgh please see our list of self catering accommodation in Edinburgh and in the surrounding areas. Remember to book early for holiday accommodation for the Edinburgh Tattoo or holiday accommodation for Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

Holidaying in Edinburgh
The city centre is relatively compact for a capital city making it reasonably easy to get around by foot and by bus. The medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town are UNESCO World Heritage sites. At the heart of the medieval old town, perched high on castle rock (an extinct volcano) is Edinburgh castle. 

Edinburgh castle

It is well worth visiting Edinburgh Castle for the view alone but also an essential place to go for a piece of Scottish history and for a chance to peek at the Scottish crown jewels 
https://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/index/story/timeline.htm   

Old winding streets abound in the Old Town. The New Town is also worth a visit and is renowned for its neo-classical buildings and open green spaces.
 

There are a number of world class galleries and museums across the city. For further details see https://www.nationalgalleries.org/ and https://www.nms.ac.uk/ 
 
Edinburgh is an excellent destination for shopping with numerous shopping opportunities available along Princes Street. For those looking for more upmarket designer shops head for Edinburgh’s New Town.
 
Edinburgh’s Military Tattoo is a veritable spectacular that takes place in August each year.   Book early for holiday accommodation at this time of year.

Edinburgh Tattoo
 
For eating out, Edinburgh has an assortment of different restaurants to suit different tastes and budgets and being a capital city there are a number of theatres, night clubs and bars for those looking for evening entertainment.
 
Edinburgh has an international airport and is easily accessible by train, car and by plane.