Travel Guide

Colourful Victoria Street in the Old Town Edinburgh tour

Edinburgh is known far and wide as Scotland's capital. This amazing city has played host to countless tourists over the years as its cobbled streets and narrow, dark architecture offer tourists an amazing collection of culture and of course, entertainment.

This town is known fondly by its residents as “Auld Reekie”, which means “Old Smokey”, and makes its way on many a bucket list as a must-see. So what's so special about this Scottish city and why do you need to see it?

Edinburgh Places of Interest

Calton Hill, a must see in 3 days in Edinburgh

From Edinburgh Castle to Charlotte Square, there are a myriad of places to visit in this wonderful Scottish city, so much so that a mere weekend simply wouldn't be enough. Depending on your own interests, your tour of the city could prove entirely different to another. If you're on the lookout for a little history lesson and culture of the city itself, then our tours of Edinburgh could prove the best option for you.

On our Old Town Edinburgh Tour, you'll find yourself immersed in the history of the city and all it has to offer, from its rich nightlife to its fascinating history and architecture. You'll find yourself completely surrounded by. If you have something more specific in mind however, then you can always find the perfect 'hotspots' via a quick Google search. Particular places of interest include the likes of the Botanical Gardens and Zoos as well as the Scott Monument and recently opened St James Mall near Princes Street.

What to do in Edinburgh

Beautiful cafe in Edinburgh city centre

If you've found yourself wondering what there is to do in Edinburgh, then stop. This question could pose thousands of answers thanks to the city and its rich social scene. The capital of Scotland is perfect for tourists and their entertainment. The people living in this amazing destination are some of the friendliest you'll find in the country and love nothing more than spending their down time enjoying their city, which means there's always something to sink your teeth into.

From Highlands tours and the Isle of Skye to our very own Ghost Tours in Edinburgh where you'll find yourself submerged within the darkest period in the history of Edinburgh; the opportunities to explore this city in some unexpected fashions are quite literally endless. From pubs to bars and some beautifully rated restaurants, there really is no end to what you could find yourself getting up to in Edinburgh.

Visit Edinburgh

Top of Arthur Seat in Edinburgh, with great views of the city

Edinburgh really does boast a rather rare charm, something you simply won't find anywhere else. From its majestic buildings to its rich mix of cultures, there really is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a little luxury or a more down to earth visit, every single piece of this city comes together to create a place that rather quickly becomes a firm favourite within the eye of each person who visits.

While it may not always boast the most favourite weather, you'll find plenty of beautiful boutiques and cafes, along with Michelin starred restaurants to relax and unwind and escape the rain and wind. Rather than pose an inconvenience however, the weather of Edinburgh is what gives this city its extra pizzazz, creating a more mysterious and sombre feeling. This is always a winner when you're enjoying one of our fabulously frightening ghost tours.

Edinburgh in 3 Days

Ghost Tour in Edinburgh crossing the North Bridge

If you're visiting for three days, then it's always a good idea to have a vague plan when it comes to things you want to see and do. In three days you could enjoy our Tour of Edinburgh, then the next day our Castle tour as well as our spooky spectacular Ghost Tour.

On top of this, we'd advise checking out at least two restaurants: Mussel Inn, a beautiful seafood bistro; and perhaps the wonderful Indaba, known for its Spanish tapas with an African touch. If you're looking for a true Scottish experience then we suggest Number One, a European and Scottish fusion restaurant boasting a full five stars on TripAdvisor.

Edinburgh in 2 Days

Victoria street on the Old Town Walking Tour of Edinburgh

If you only have two days in this amazing Scottish city then we highly advise our fabulous Tour Of Edinburgh followed by a real immersion into the Scottish way of life. Check out the family owned Pibroch Scottish restaurant on Holyrood Road as well as the extremely romantic Angels With Bagpipes along the High Street.

These are guaranteed to give you a real taste of Scotland and show what this wonderful city is all about. If you have time, we highly suggest taking a peek at one of our Ghost Tours that offer a closer inspection of the dark corners of the city, something you won't want to miss.

Hotels in Edinburgh

Good hotel room in Edinburgh

When it comes to hotels in Edinburgh, you really are spoilt for choice. Choosing the right for you however, simply boils down to budget and the experience you're looking for. If you're on the lookout for a little luxury then the Principal Edinburgh along George Street is an experience you won't want to miss. If you're on the lookout for 4 stars or less, try the Apex Haymarket or Ibis South Bridge

If you prefer a hostel to a hotel, you won't find anything as cheap and as good as KickAss Grassmarket along the Grassmarket, which has a young and friendly environment.

Edinburgh made for You

Travelling to Edinburgh is an experience everyone should enjoy and with the help of our amazing team here at Blubale, you can enjoy everything Edinburgh has to offer with local guides, so you don't miss a single thing. From our tours of Edinburgh to our Harry Potter inspired experiences for the Quidditch lovers amongst you, there's something for everyone. We do our best to help you enjoy this wonderful city to its full potential.

Edinburgh Weather

Rain in Edinburgh's Old Town

As we mentioned above, the weather in Edinburgh is predominantly windy and rainy but don't let that put you off. This weather is just one of the amazing aspects of this city that contribute to its mysterious elegance and dark, sultry ways. Let's not forget, it also provides the perfect excuse to escape into yet another one of this city's amazing bars and restaurants.

If you'd like to discover more about Edinburgh, from the Old Town to Edinburgh Castle and beyond, simply book your tour today.