Edinburgh Journals

Edinburgh Scotland - a capital place to visit

A travel journal to Edinburgh by ColinMoss

Quote: Edinburgh - a CAPITAL capital city. NOT just during the Festivals in August, or the "Edinburgh's Hogmanay" (New Year) week-long party, but a place to visit all year round.

Edinburgh Scotland - a capital place to visit

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History and parties, celebrations and sights. From a sleeping provincial city, Edinburgh has suddenly grown to be a major tourist attraction. Its combination of history (its oldest building is a 12th century chapel in the world-famous Edinburgh Castle), art galleries and museums appeals to the "culture vulture" while the Edinburgh Festival in August each year appeals to all tastes. Accommodation is available at all costs - from extremely expensive 5 star to simple. The "Econolodge" style of hotel has suddenly appeared all over Edinburgh, with good basic accommodation at sane prices in central locations. As always, it is advisable to take one of the city bus tours at an early...Read More

Royal Botanic Garden

Attraction | "Royal Botanic Gardens"

If you are interested in plants and trees, this Garden is a mecca in itself, with a wrold reputation for its research into orchids and Himalayan flora.

If you just want a quiet space in the hectic bustle that is Edinburgh, the Gardens (open during daylight hours only) are a must-see.

Located in the grounds of what was once Edinburgh's best-located stately homes, the Gardens have grown over the years to provide hothouses and rockeries, open spaces and riots of bloom - all with outstanding views of the Edinburgh skyline.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Royal Botanic Garden
20A Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5LR
+44 131 552 7171

National Museum of Scotland

Attraction | "Royal Scottish Museum"

Enter into a large Victorian open space and begin your search through ancient Egypt, Vikings, the Orient, science, animals, history - an Aladdin's cave of interesting exhibits in modern settings.

Few people come away not having learned something new - no matter how hard they try.

And one day is not enough to see everything.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF
0300 123 6789

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Attraction | "Edinburgh Festival"


a book festival
an arts festival
a music festival
a tv festival
formal concerts and operas from the whole world
informal theatre groups and solo acts from the whole world
street theatre and entertainment

all at ONE time

THAT is the Edinburgh Festival. It is a lie folks, it is a BATTERY of Festivals all to entertain you!

And at a budget to suit whatever you can afford.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Edinburgh Fringe Festival
180 High Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1QS
+44 131 226 5257