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About Edinburgh

With its historic Old Town in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, and the age of elegance embodied in its 18th Century New Town, Edinburgh is a distinguished setting for your cultural break in one of Europe’s great capital cities. Walk the Royal Mile, the historic linked streets running through the Old Town of Edinburgh, and you walk in the footsteps of the best-known figures in Scottish history. From Mary Queen of Scots to Robert Louis Stevenson, virtually anybody important in Scotland’s story has spent time in Edinburgh.

Things to see and do around Edinburgh

The Royal Mile links Castle Hill (the city’s oldest street), the Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate and runs through the heart of the Old Town. Take time to discover the atmospheric “closes” or alleys running rib-like off the backbone of the Mile. Among many historic sites, there are museums such as the Writer’s Museum, the Museum of Childhood, and the People’s Story lower down in Canongate. A wide selection of pubs, restaurants and tea shops make the whole area a lively and enjoyable experience.

Edinburgh Castle is not merely an icon of Scotland; it takes you to the heart of the nation’s story, symbolised by the Honours of Scotland. The Honours of Scotland are Scotland’s Crown Jewels on display along with the famous Stone of Destiny, the ancient crowning seat of Scotland’s monarchs. The castle also houses the famous 15th Century gun Mons Meg, the One o’Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. The ritual of firing the One o’Clock Gun from Edinburgh Castle has been carried out every day since 1861. The gun is not fired on Sundays or during periods of wartime. It was initially intended as a time check for sailors at Leith Docks.

The Palace of Holyroodhouseis still the official residence of today’s royal family when in Scotland. The Museum of Scotland houses a fascinating presentation that portrays Scottish history from prehistoric times up to present-day Scotland.

Capitalising on Edinburgh tourism 

With the rise in tourism within Edinburgh, owning a rental home couldn’t have come at a better time!

Renting out homes and flats, typically through Airbnb, can see you bring in tourists every week.

Whether you choose to rent using Airbnb – making sure your home is taken care of is essential with an Airbnb Management service in Edinburgh.

Avoid the hassle of maintaining your home – let the professionals take the reign for you!

We recommend the best in the business, HelloGuest, Edinburgh.

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