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Edinburgh — A highlight of any tour through Europe, Edinburgh (pronounced Edin-burra) is virtually two cities in one, with lively Princes Street serving as the dividing line between medieval Old Town and 18th-century New Town. The sum of these two parts is Britain’s second-most-visited urban center, where travelers come to explore majestic Edinburgh Castle, world-class museums, lush green spaces, and a roster of summertime music and arts festivals. Add in a growing selection of innovative restaurants and cutting-edge hotels, and our Edinburgh Travel Guide is sure to show you just why Scotland’s capital city is a place you will want to return to again and again.

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The Great Estate: A New Way to Stay at the Edinburgh Fringe

April 26, 2016 by Karen Gardiner

Every August when the world's largest arts festival hits Edinburgh, the population of the Scottish capital more than doubles. For visitors, that inevitably ... Read More »


All the Buzz: 5 Sweet Beekeeping Experiences

April 14, 2015 by Teresa Bitler

Bees do more than make honey -- their pollinating efforts contribute to the landscape you see and the local foods you eat. These five beekeeping experiences ... Read More »


British Airways Lets You Spend One Day in Rome (Or Vienna, or Geneva, or Munich...)

March 12, 2014 by Karen Gardiner

British Airways has just launched its discounted "daytripper fares" for travelers flying from London to a handful of European cities. The catch? (Or, perhaps the ... Read More »


Foodie Friday: Burns Night Means Haggis and Scotch

January 24, 2014 by Karen Gardiner

Are you ready for Burns Night? Celebrated every year in Scotland and throughout the Scottish diaspora, this January 25 holiday is a celebration of the life and ... Read More »


New Year's Eve: Laidback Alternatives to the World's Biggest Parties

December 06, 2013 by Karen Gardiner

As the count down to the New Year approaches, so does the party-planning pressure. Most major cities throw vast, crowded spectacles for the occasion, but if ... Read More »

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