Edinburgh Tourism

Visit Edinburgh - Best of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland since 1437, is situated in the Central Belt area and is full of both medieval memories and modern excitement. It is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. Each one of you should visit Edinburgh at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Edinburgh.

Lush countryside, ancient castles, buildings made of old school architecture and some stunning locales. Edinburgh has all that and more to keep the traveller in you hooked. There is a rich history attached to this incredible city of Edinburgh and that reflects in the current times too. A variety of attractions, Edinburgh will never fail to amaze anyone.

Major attractions in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Scott Monument, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Stirling Castle, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Gallery, Scottish Mining Museum and Edinburgh Dungeon.

Whenever you travel to Scotland, visiting Scotland should be the top priority in your must see list. or else you'll miss out something really great. This travel guide will tell you about the various things you can do on your trip here, the best time to visit this place, the modes through which you can reach and also some useful travel tips. New to country or the city? No need to panic. Just go through this list and plan your travel accordingly.

Facts and Stats for Edinburgh*

  • Pollution Statistics in Edinburgh

    Know the pollution level of Edinburgh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 3.75 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 30.95 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.23 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.77 (Very Low)
  • Edinburgh: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Edinburgh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Edinburgh.

    • Burglary and Theft 29.41 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.94 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 26.49 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.51 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.1 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.18 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.35 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.47 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.99 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.41 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.15 (Moderate)
  • Living in Edinburgh - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Edinburgh is 194.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 68.97 (High)
    • Climate Index 84.01 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 20.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.77 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.46 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80.78 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.24 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 104.4 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Edinburgh

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Edinburgh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.22 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.86 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.34 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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