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Facts

Capital of Scotland
Located on eastern co

ast

2nd largest city after Gl

asgow

Population: approx. 50
Split in two main distr

0.000

icts: Old Town & New


Town

Its nickname is Auld Re


ekie (Old Smoky),
due to the people who
burnt a lot of coal and
wood to heat their hom
es

Known for its great va


riety of different festivals throughout the wh
ole year
Said to be one of the m
ost haunted places in
Europe
Edinburghs symbol, th
e Castle, is built on
an extinct volcano

If

A Few Words to Start off....

Hopping over North Bridge to the New


Edinburgh
were
a Town, youll get an impression of EdinWhisky it would be an old Glenfiddich. burghs enchanting variety. Numerous
museums cover everything from ScotIts taste would be dry, its scent tish history to modern art exhibitions.
spicy, and its colour deep and dark.
On your way along Princes Street, you
But its finish would be warm and lingering. will come across a number of people
This unique beverage would be served in playing the bagpipes, some of them by
themselves, fully dressed up in
an astonishingly modern
their kilts, some of them a bit
and colourful glass and
more modern, accompanied
you would drink it in an
by drums and electric guitars.
old and dusty pub next to
pleasant Scots chatting
Every little nook and cranny
about the good old times.
tells a story and will give you
The points of comparison
are a fitting description
of Scotlands windy city.
Although Edinburgh is
quite big with its 250km,
at least for Scotland, it
perfectly combines the
anonymity of a city and
the intimacy of a village.

a different insight in how


Scottish life has changed
over the centuries and how
proud the Scots are of their
long history and traditions.

And who knows, maybe you


will be lucky and encounter the stereotypical long
bearded, old man, sitting
in the corner of a rustic pub, sipping
Of course you might not know eve- his whisky next to a plate full of haggis.
ry single person you pass by, but Im
sure everyone is willing to make your So dont miss Scotlands wonderful capistay as comfortable as possible. Keep- tal, which manages to perfectly combine
ing in mind its breathtaking architec- its ancient history with its modern aspects.
ture, where every stone has its own story to tell, this doesnt seem too hard.
When you wander over the Old Towns ancient cobblestones, youll feel the sensation
of Scottish life a couple of hundred years ago.
Youll pass by many buildings whose stories you might not know, but within a few
seconds there will be a charming old man,
willing to share his knowledge with you.

Dont hesitate go visit Edinburgh!

Dsire Hens

Contents
1. Editorial............2
2. Getting Started..6
Map.....................................................................8
Where to Stay in Edinburgh............................10
10 Must-Dos while being in Edinburgh...........14
How to Get Around...........................................16
Get Lost!............................................................17

3. Culture...........18
History & Folklore
Where Old & New Fits Perfectly Together:
The Old and New Town...........................20
The Edinburgh Castle...................................22
Another Way of Remebrance
- Memorial Benches.................................23
Parliament: Freedom for the Scots.............24
A Short History of Kilts and
Tartans of Scotland..................................26
Get a Feeling for Scotland: Go Ceilidh
Dancing!...................................................28
Behind the Scenes: The Underground
Vaults........................................................30
Edinburgh Dungeon: Dare You Enter?.......32
Green Getaway & Creepy Stories:
Greyfriars Kirkyard.................................34
Greyfriars Bobby A Dog Became a
Legend.......................................................36
The Wild Haggis Catch One if you Can....37
Language
History of a Barely Known Language:
Gaelic........................................................38
Suas Leis a Ghidhlig! Keep up the
Gaelic!.......................................................38
Dictionary: Gaelic English.......................39
Literature & Arts
Walk of Books...............................................40
Encounter with Late Stars:
The Writers Museum...............................42
Caesura.........................................................44

Museums & Galleries


The Peoples Story Museum.........................45
Discovering our World in one Place:
National Museum of Scotland.................46
Gallery of Modern Art..................................47
Scottish National Portrait Gallery..............48
The Stills........................................................49
The Camera Obscura....................................50

4. Lifestyle.........52
Fashion Hotspots: Where you can Find
Treasures for your Wadrobe...................55
Vintage Stores
Godiva.......................................................... 56
Armstrongs Vintage Emporium
Edinburghs Finest Vintage Selection..57
Joey D ..........................................................58
Herman Brown: Treasure Chest.................58
The Omni Car Boot Sale:
A Place with Individual Treasures..........58
Student Life: Hotspots for Students............59
Locals Talk: Why Coming to Edinburgh?...60
Film & Theatre
Edinburgh and the Movies.......................62
The Lyceum.............................................63
Traverse: Risktaking, Adventurous,
and Innovative................................63
Music
The Music of Dalriada........................64
Five of the Top 5 Live Music Venues in
Edinburgh.............................................64

5. Food & Drink..66 7. Explorations...90


Find your Place over the Rainbow................68
Welcome at Hendersons................................69
The halesome parrtich, chief of
Scotias food.............................................70
The Taste of History.......................................71
Visit Scotland, Savour Scotland....................72
Peters Yard....................................................74
Afternoon Cuppa - The Beginning.................75
An Energy Drink of its Own -IRN BRU........76
Henleys Traditional Sweet Shop...................76
This Little Piggy Went to Market..................77
Whisky, Drink of the Land............................78
Coffee, Cakes, and Scones..............................79
Falling in Love...............................................80

Dont Get Blown off Arthurs Seat!.................92


Nature Next Door...........................................93
Showdown in the Highlands..........................94
Highlight Highlands: The Hairy Coo Tour...96
The Festival City.............................................98
Majestic Bus Tour...........................................99
Sitrling...........................................................100
The Birthplace of Valour, the Country of
Worth.........................................................102
Deep Sea World.............................................103
Magic of Nature - The Royal Botanic
Garden.......................................................104
The Royal Yacht Britannia...........................106
Entering the Port to Edinburgh ..................108
Portobello Beach...........................................109

6. Nightlife.........82
Crawling along the Cobblestones.................84
Dragonfly Cocktail Bar.................................84
Do it the Dark Way........................................85
Edinburgh: Clubs & Bars .............................86
Shakespeares on 65 Lothian Road...............87
Glasgow - Live the Night...............................87
Drinks to Try in Edinburgh...........................88
It dont mean a thing if it aint got that
Swing!.......................................................89

8.What Not

to Do..............110

9. Epilogue.........111
10. Imprint........112

Getting
started

Whether you fly here or drive here...


your first day is all about settling in and making plans for
what to do and where to go. With so many exciting activities and interesting places here in Edinburgh, you want
to make sure you get the most out of your trip to the city.
In the following section we will recommend our favorite
sights and things you shouldnt miss while you are here.
We will also give you an overview of public transportation and we will point out some of the hostels, which are
great places to relax after you spend a busy day walking
around the city.

Map

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