A beautiful city full of exciting places to visit, Edinburgh is a must for every Scottish itinerary. Not only is the city full of excellent universities, but Edinburgh also has some of the best residential areas, only a stone’s throw away from all the action of the new town city center. One of the most serene and tranquil neighborhoods, Newington in Edinburgh is a great place to set up base while traveling around Edinburgh and its neighboring towns and villages. You will also find several hotels in Newington, Edinburgh.
If you are wondering what all to see in Edinburgh, there are many excellent tourist places peppered around the city.
Arthur’s Seat- If you are one of the outdoorsy kind, this is a great location to visit when in Edinburgh. You can hike up to the top of this extinct volcano for great views of the Edinburgh area.
St. Columba’s Catholic Church- Made in 1889, this church in Newington is a must-visit for everyone visiting the neighborhood. You can also visit the Edinburgh Synagogue which is situated close-by.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery- The historic and cultural importance of Edinburgh can be accessed by visiting the number of art galleries and museums through the city, including the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. This beautiful museum has a collection of portraits that showcase some of the most important people in the city.
The Scott Monument- This monument is an impressive structure in Edinburgh's new town. A looming structure, the monument pays homage to Sir Walter Scott, one of the best-known writers from Scotland and is popular among tourists as it is next to Princes Street Gardens, which are also a great location to add to your itinerary.
Princes Street Farmer’s Market- The Princes Street Farmer’s Market is a must-visit sport to find some exciting souvenirs and trinkets to take back with yourself. This is a more popular market, so you can often find great deals and small pop-up cafes in the area.
What to Eat?
There are many exciting places in the city where you can get a taste of authentic Scottish Cuisine in Edinburgh. Go to The Wee House for a full Scottish breakfast, The Witchery by the Castle for the Angus beef steak and haggis, and Cafe St Honore for their roe deer cottage pie.
Best accommodation around
You can easily find some great OYO hotels near the tourist sites in the city. These hotels are not only replete with amenities like free wifi, daily housekeeping, card payment options, and TVs but also offer clean and spacious rooms with excellent service. Your OYO stay in Edinburgh will make the vacation twice as pleasant!