The Crossroads of Medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town: Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is one of the most scenic cities in the world. It attracts millions of visitors and hosts several cultural events throughout the year, including the world famous Edinburgh Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Festival. This cosmopolitan city is bordered with kilometers of lush countryside and is home to several historical attractions. Visitors can stroll along the charming beach of Portobello located just a few miles from the city, visit Pentland Hills Regional Park, or see the incredible wildlife at Polkemmet Country Parkand.

A photographer’s paradise, Edinburgh as a city has an imposing cultural personality built on lofty ideals of art, philosophy, literature and science. The city is best explored on foot with its national galleries and museums, top-class shops and restaurants situated just walking distance away from each other. Visitors can expand their horizons and learn about the Scottish capital’s rich and varied past by wandering through Edinburgh’s medieval streets, where they will find many well-preserved Reformation-era buildings that will transport them back in time.

For more adventurous guests, Edinburgh offers a great range of outdoor activities. Adrenaline seekers can climb the iconic Arthur’s seat, try a shot in East Lothian, Scotland’s ‘Golf Coast’ or choose from a fantastic range of watersports for an exhilarating experience.

There are more than 500 hotels in Edinburgh that can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates. The options vary from luxury five-star hotels and four-star properties to budget friendly accommodations. Edinburgh is also a paradise for foodies as the city boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other part of the UK apart from London. The diverse mix of eateries appeal to all tastes and budgets. The city also has numerous bars, clubs, and traditional taverns for guests to enjoy a fantastic night out.


Written by Cvent Guest