What’s There

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and comes with a history, legends, and famous sites. There are tours for almost anything: ghosts, general walking tours, and literary tours. Also known as the City of Literature it has been the home and inspiration of great writers from JK Rowling to Sir Walter Scott. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you should definitely check out the colourful buildings on Victoria Street that inspired Diagon Alley.
Also check out Edinburgh Castle (honestly, if you go to this city and don’t see that, did you even go to Edinburgh?) and then walk along the famous Royal Mile. And while this can be seen as morbid, you should totally check out Greyfriars Kirkyard. It’s arguably the most haunted graveyard in the world, but truly captures the gothic style of this city. Also, eat some haggis while you’re here! It sounds gross but is surprisingly delicious.

Who’s There

The people here are fun. This is not too surprising given the younger population that lives here as a result of the famous University of Edinburgh. As a result of its history and student population, there are always people to talk about culture, ideas, and history with. They enjoy a good conversation and good beer. The weather can be cold and unpredictable. It can be raining one minute, and sunny the next. Be sure to bring an umbrella or raincoat with you always. And be sure to pack plenty of layers and some good shoes that can get wet. In the winter, in addition to the usual winter attire, thick socks will be your friend. Same with a good scarf (but you can get one here since they have some lovely cashmere ones).

Getting There

To get to Edinburgh you will have to fly to Edinburgh Airport which is a domestic airport located in the Ingliston area of the City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. North American, Asian and Australian travellers can get to Edinburgh Airport via Gatwick Airport in West Sussex or Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Alternatively, you can take a flight to Glasgow and land at the Glasgow International Airport from where one can get a bus or cab to Edinburg which is 55.6 miles from the airport and will be an hour-long drive. To get to Glasgow you can explore flight options with British Airways, Icelandair, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, WestJet and many more.