Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is set in a truly spectacular location, with a backdrop of a large limestone rock outcrop, know as Arthur's rock. Famed for its beautiful Georgian architecture, historic castle and exciting annual fringe festival, Edingburgh is worth a stop on even the busiest itinerary. Located in the south-east of Scotland and approximately 380 miles (610 km) north of London it is well connected to the rest of the UK by train and bus and also has its own national and international airport. When travelling to Edinburgh from London and other parts of the United Kingdom you will most likely be travelling by bus or by train. Most major bus routes will take you into Edinburgh bus station. If you are travelling by train Edinburgh's station could not be more centrally located in the city centre. If you need a hotel in Edinburgh click the link for offers and deals.
If you are visiting Edinburgh for the first time there are some attractions that should not miss, Edinburgh Castle is one of them. The first castle on this spot is believed to have been established in the 12th century and has evolved ever since. The castle can be seen from most of the city and accessed by the famous Royal Mile, a street that leads up to the castle from the city. A more recent popular tourist attraction is the Scottish Parliament, an recently built modern architectural design that caused much controversy due to its unusual design and large budget.
The TourInADay web site is here to help you get the most out of your visit to Edinburgh, TourInADay provides you with information on getting to Edinburgh, popular tourist attractions, restaurants, museums, pubs, and many other things. There is also an online Tour Planner that allows you to generate your own personalised itinerary. The Tour Planner will provide you with detailed information and maps of Edinburgh showing all your selected attractions in an easy-to-read format. TourInADay also provides suggested itineraries and other information you might find useful during your trip to Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
(Wed 19th Jul, 2017)
For ten days every summer, the sounds of the Jazz & Blues Festival resonate through the parks, churches, clubs, bars, concert halls and streets of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Art Festival
(Mon 31st Jul, 2017)
Established in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present the best and most exciting in modern visual art.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
(Tue 01st Aug, 2017)
The world's biggest and best festival is an arts showcase for everyone from the biggest names in showbiz to the performers in the street. Takes place over the whole city from 1 to 25 August.