It is almost impossible to explain why Edinburgh has been awarded this accolade for the second consecutive year. Much of the wonder is contained in the history of the city’s ancient alleyways and architecture and cannot be explained – only ‘felt’ and ‘experienced’. But we have tried to whittle down our favourite reasons to visit, B+B Edinburgh style!
Edinburgh is Compact
An incredibly easy city to explore on foot, it is possible to truly soak in the atmosphere. Stop for a while to enjoy the street performers, buskers and bagpipe players on the Mound or in Princes Street Gardens, whilst enjoying an ice cream from one of the numerous outdoor cafes. Walk easily between the Georgian formality of the New Town with its high end shops and boutiques to the Old Town with the magnificent Castle perched at the top of the Royal Mile.
Edinburgh is an all-year-round city
During August, the city welcomes an global crowd to experience the Festival season. Edinburgh Festival Fringe (1-25 August), Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (1-23 August) and the International Festival (8-31 August) are just 3 of the main events and are booked out way in advance. Book accommodation early. But, some of the best reasons to visit are the natural wonders and these can be visited during low season. Walking across Arthurs Seat, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in the depths of the countryside. One of our favourites is along the Water of Leith into Stockbridge Village along to Shoreside and some of the best cosy harbourside pubs serving the best seafood around!
Edinburgh is a Coastal City
Thanks to it’s location on the Firth of Forth, there are beaches in Edinburgh! There are options for everyone – with our favourite being Belhaven boasting sand dunes and colourful grasslands. A great beach for blustery winter walks, it is the ideal place to enjoy the views across the Forth Estuary and is a mecca for surfers.
…and there it is! Our reasons to visit the top city in Britain. Our WINTER2014 promotion offers great rates until February 2015.
We look forward to welcoming you!