Car Hire in Edinburgh
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The Scottish capital is a popular destination for travellers wanting to see what Scotland is all about, and is a great base for an introduction to the land of kilts and whiskey. Here are a few travel tips if you decide to visit Edinburgh before setting out to see the rest of spectacular Scotland.
What to See?
The Edinburgh Festival, which is a collection of official and independent events held every August. The range of events that happen during this festival is gob smacking. Hogmanay, a famous street party held on New Year’s Eve, is also very popular and most likely a thin disguise for a long drinking session.
No trip to Scotland is complete without trying a bit of Scotch Whiskey. There is an impressive array of distillers, from the large production houses to some of the more boutique producers. Plus why not bring home a nice bottle of Scotch? Otherwise, the shopping in Edinburg and the surrounding Lothians offer hip arts and crafts, fashion or unique Scottish jewellery.
Where to Stay & Eat?
If you are feeling the need to become a candidate for a heart attack, why not ingest a deep fried Mars Bar. Hmm, there’s nothing like high calorie chocolate coated in fat! I think I would feel the fat clump to my aorta, even if I took a sniff of this food group that would be my entire weekly calorific intake! You could also try the Scottish delicacy of haggis, which is like offal stuffed with more offal. But if you are after something a bit healthier, Edinburgh has a wide range of restaurants to chow down at. These include fine dining restaurants, or if you’re after something unpretentious, there are loads of pubs around to sample good pub food. Fresh fish, game meats, fruit, and vegetables are also available to chow down on. There are also many restaurants serving international cuisine, including other European and Asian dishes.
This might be as obvious as anything, but while you are in Scotland, one would be crazy not to try the bedazzling range of Scotch whiskey. Edinburgh has numerous establishments to try the stuff. Otherwise, many pubs can be found in Edinburgh’s Old Town if you are feeling like a hit of the amber ale.
Like most popular cities, accommodation options are varied and cater for a variety of traveller’s tastes. Places to stay in Edinburgh range from hostels, warm and cozy bed and breakfasts to five star hotels. There are also self-catering options including caravan parks and camping grounds.
Where to Go?
Have a stroll down the cobblestone streets around the Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh that were listed as a UNESCO Heritage site in 1995. Otherwise, if you’re feeling like a pub crawl, walk down Rose Street and there will be a great variety of pubs to choose from.
If you feel like a break from Edinburgh, venture out of the city and into the lush Lothian countryside for a feast of green landscapes dotted with castles, country houses and ancient battlefields. For something a bit different, visit the small village of Roslin which is about seven miles south of Edinburgh. It’s here were you will find the Gothic Rosslyn Chapel that was heavily featured in the insanely successful book and film, ’The Da Vinci Code’, written by Dan Brown.
Have a chat with the locals and try to understand the Scottish accent. I really like the Scots and their warped sense of humour, but I still find it difficult to understand what they are saying a lot of the time and I’m a native English speaker! Otherwise, the pub scene has a great range of live music as you sip a pint with the locals.
Saying that you support either the Celtic or Rangers football clubs, even though they are from Glasgow! Chances are you’ll say the wrong answer eventually, and start firing up the passions of some of the fans. But the Scots are a friendly lot, and they don’t take themselves too seriously, and neither should you!
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