Edinburgh cottages and apartments for holiday rental.
Picturesque Edinburgh is among the biggest, most charming cities in all of Scotland. While locals may extol the cultural virtues of Glasgow, it's Edinburgh that displays the historical majesty of Scotland in a city replete with castles, monuments, museums and heritage sites not to mention cheap accommodation and a bustling nightlife. Edinburgh is a city filled with old buildings dating back hundreds of years and feels like it hasn't lost its charm that was present in decades and even centuries gone by. Edinburgh is the perfect holiday for groups of young people, couples and also families to boot.
Venture out from your holiday home and immerse yourself in this city of culture
Apartments in Edinburgh are easy to come by and self-catering means it will be a relatively cheap holiday or weekend city break. Group tours in Edinburgh are common, although the independent traveler setting out without a guide will fare well in this city as well, as many attractions are very apparent and easy to find. A great starting point for sightseeing in Edinburgh is the Edinburgh Castle. Perched prominently on top one of the cities many hills, as if you were in the Lake District in Cumbria, this fortress which was once well positioned for the soldiers defending the city is now perfectly positioned for tourists seeking a panoramic view of the verdant countryside, the sparkling city and the assure blue of the Firth of Forth bay. After a trip to the castle, start a walk down the royal mile and let Edinburgh begin to capture your imagination. Down from the castle, you won't want to miss the National Gallery of Scotland, which houses a small but impressive collection of art spanning medieval times to modern European impressionists. There are frequent 'haunted city' tours too where you can learn some more about the history of this intriguing city.
One is reminded that Scotland, while a rugged, Northern frontier, also holds its weight on the international culture scene and the annual Edinburgh festival is testament to this. Indeed, art galleries are abundant in Scotland, with schools and local artists regularly hosting exhibitions. For those fascinated by Scotland's strong literary tradition, visit Scott Monument to Sir Walter Scott, a towering spire nearly 70 meters high in his honor. Perhaps more interesting yet is the Writer's Museum, located on Lawnmarket Street.
Explore the exciting nightlife during your stay in Edinburgh's holiday apartments
Edinburgh nightlife competes on the international scene as an increasing number of swanky lounges and disco dance floors are opening and increasing in popularity. Celebrities often visit The Opal Lounge on George Street and the Club Ego is prized for its innovative décor. Edinburgh is a great place to go to see in the New Year to celebrate Hogmanay in style! The celebrations here even rival those that you can even find in London or New York, thanks to the classic Scottish love of celebrations. Book your Edinburgh accommodation in Edinburgh early, as they fill up fast and enjoy your family holiday in the UK today!