After six years living in Edinburgh, we have received many visits from friends and family who have given us the opportunity to show our wonderful city from end to end.
We have friends as different as the history freak who spent six hours inside Edinburgh Castle (without exaggerating) or the Michelin star gourmet with an unbridled interest in Scottish gastronomy.
Without wanting to be, we have become a kind of amateur tour guide, but we love Edinburgh and accompanying travelers who discover it for the first time is a pleasure.
This is the most complete and 100% honest guide you’ll ever read about Edinburgh.
Some of the travelling readers of The Travel Blog have also written to us with queries asking what to see and what to visit in Edinburgh, which we are always delighted to answer… and we must confess that on more than one occasion we have encouraged ourselves to have coffee with you when the busy schedules allowed it.
The truth is that our dream is to be able to walk around the Royal Mile or New Town with all of you, telling you what we have learned during all the time we have been here. The best way to make this possible is to write a travel guide for you to visit Edinburgh with us.
With this guide we want you not to miss the most critical thing to visit in Edinburgh.
In a series of posts we organize your trip to Edinburgh, day by day, with all the details and alternatives for all tastes, as if we were with you walking up and down.
How does this free Edinburgh guide work?
This guide follows a cumulative principle: the more days you stay, the more things you’ll see; but we’ve made sure that the most important ones are in the first few days so that if you only come for a weekend, you won’t miss the most critical thing you can visit in Edinburgh. For example, if you come on a weekend, focus on the first two days. If you come five days, add days 3, 4 and 5… and so on.
The guide assumes that you have already seen what we have proposed in previous days. For example, if on the first day we proposed to you to see Edinburgh Castle, we already take it for granted and it will not appear again on the following days. That’s why it’s important to follow the established order or you’ll miss things if you skip days.
The only thing you have to consult on your own are the timetables of some sites, as they may vary slightly … and we do not want you to miss anything.
To organize your trip we have followed our well-known travel principles:
our opinions are 100% honest and no one has asked us to recommend this or that,
we propose you a low cost trip (although if someone wants a more luxurious itinerary just write to us, we also know where to take you)
we always give visibility to vegetarian and vegan travel alternatives.
At the end of each post you will find a simple downloadable where you will have everything ready to print and don’t miss what to visit in Edinburgh. No more pointing at the handlebars and then clean it up and mix the closes with the hills: we’re going to save you a lot of time and you’ll have everything organized in the purest style of The Travel Blog. We’ve even put a part for your comments: we’re getting out!
If you don’t like the itinerary, we’ll give you your money back! (wait, wait, what money or money, if we’re giving you this organization of your trip to Edinburgh for free?) 😛
Come to Edinburgh with us!
Two-day trip to Edinburgh: the must-see not to miss divided into two posts – first day and second day.
Third day in Edinburgh: some things that are interesting, but not indispensable; the hidden gems that if you don’t have time to visit, no one would miss.
Fourth day in Edinburgh: departing Edinburgh on same-day getaways