With an abundance of history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a city that you won’t forget in a hurry. There’s lots to fill your time, from unforgettable historic sites and world-class festivals to fantastic shopping and mouth-watering dining. Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and visit unique attractions throughout the city on a holiday in Edinburgh. Come visit Edinburgh, one of Time Out’s best top cities in the world.
Shopping in Edinburgh is a wonderfully eclectic experience. Delegates can wander through the Old Town and explore the curiosity shops tucked away in quiet hidden wynds and closes – where you’ll maybe find your family tartan, luxurious cashmere or some beautiful Celtic jewellery. Stroll along George Street for stylish boutiques and designer labels, visit the upmarket and stylish Harvey Nichols around the corner in St Andrew Square or shop till you drop in Edinburgh’s newest shopping centre St James Quarter.
Edinburgh has more restaurants per head of population than anywhere else in Britain. Choose anything from African and American, Italian and Indian, Mexican and Mongolian, Thai and Turkish to, of course, traditional and modern Scottish food using the best local produce from Scotland’s natural larder – smoked salmon, venison, Scottish beef, seafood, cheeses, oatcakes and soft fruits are particularly popular!
Haste Ye Back!
With such a unique blend of traditional and modern it is not surprising that recent delegate research found that over 60% of delegates who visit the city on business intend to return as a leisure visitor within two or three years. Not only is there so much to explore and experience in Edinburgh, it also acts as the gateway to the rest of Scotland’s breathtakingly beautiful countryside.