Accommodation and travel ideas in Edinburgh
With the Castle rising above the city atop a volcanic rock, Edinburgh combines medieval relics in Old Town, Georgian grandeur in New Town with contemporary Scottish life permeating them both. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries.
What to do
The focal point of the city has to be the enormous Castle with the Royal Mile, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. Other highlights of the city include Old Town and Holyroodhouse both of which have a long, varied at sometimes sinister past. Many of the other monuments and attractions are connected old Edinburgh tales. The view from Arthur's Seat, (with a bit of effort), gives you a full idea of the city and hopefully a glimpse of the HMS Britannia in the port of Leith.
Where to stay:
Within a short walk of Edinburgh city centre are a range of luxury, family run B&Bs, Apartments, Hostels and Hotels. For budget bed and breakfast accommodation, you can stay in Edinburgh's university halls, which are open to all members of the public when the students are not there. There is also a good range of accommodation in the surrounding countryside.