Welcome to Edinburgh

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Scotland’s enchanting capital Edinburgh is a city of striking contrasts, where centuries of history and culture meet a thriving, international festival city and breathtaking landscapes wherever you turn. Perched dramatically on an extinct volcano, the world-famous Edinburgh Castle is visible from almost any point in the city, a constant reminder of Edinburgh’s long and fascinating history. As you explore the city’s striking architecture, tranquil green spaces and exciting attractions, you will soon understand how so many authors and poets have been inspired to create iconic characters like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sherlock Holmes and most recently Harry Potter.


Population 440,000
Currency Pound Sterling, £1 = 100 pence
Opening hours Normal opening hours are Mon-Sat 09.00 to 18.00 Sun 11.00 to 17.00.
Newspapers The Scotsman
The Herald
The Scottish Daily Record
Emergency numbers 999
Tourist information Edinburgh and Scotland
VisitScotland Information Centre
3 Princes Street, Edinburgh
+44 845 225 5121