Edinburgh

Edinbugh has become a place where architectural and historical grandeur meets modern-day living.
With a World Heritage Site, 40 conservation areas, more than 4,500 listed buildings and a thriving cultural scene every cobblestone in Edinburgh tells a story.
Edinburgh Castle stands as an historical and visual landmark in this ancient city, but the city has much more to offer visitors than this iconic structure alone.
Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

Your city guide to Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is home to an iconic castle, world-class museums and a popular summer festival

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Sky’s the Limit at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

More than 1,200 performers from around the world are taking part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. The theme, The Sky’s the Limit, celebrates the centenary of the Royal Air Force

Haddon Hall

10 beautiful British picnic spots

As the glorious weather continues, we’re packing our hamper and heading to some of the loveliest places in Britain for lunch with a view Brancaster Beach, Norfolk Norfolk isn’t short of stunning beaches, but this…

Edinburgh Castle and Gardens. Credit: Visit Britain

How Edinburgh inspired great literature

Scotland’s capital is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Read about the locations that inspired Britain’s literary greats Words: Lee Karen Stow Arriving by train into Waverley Station, the end of a journey from…

Early evening over Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Edinburgh Castle history

Edinburgh Castle history: 900 years protecting Scotland’s capital

Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Explore the best of Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in full swing, we check out the best things to enjoy in this vibrant city’s theatres and beyond.

edinburgh castle, top attractions

Video: A local’s guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh kilt designer Howie Nicholsby gives us a 30-second whistlestop guide to what makes his city great.

Download your Homecoming Scotland 2014 Guide

This year is a very special one for Scotland

Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Holyroodhouse Palace

Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces

An exhibition of some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display on 16 March in the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Victorian Edinburgh photos

A selection of photos of historic Edinburgh, taken at the end of the 19th century