Ahhh Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, the Athens of the North, home to the Edinburgh Festival and also a pretty darn good place to descend on for your stag weekend. The different areas of the city offer plenty of variety when it comes to nightlife, with Grassmarket, Rose Street and Lothian Road the most popular. Seeing as the Edinburgh Fringe takes place in the city each year, it is no surprise to know that stand-up comedy fares well all year round. Edinburgh is also good for shopping, so grabbing some new garms for a night out on the town shouldn’t be a problem!
The Scottish city of Edinburgh is steeped in history, with all manner of interesting and informative facts about the city to be found out. During the Victorian era it was given the nickname ‘Auld Reekie’ due to the amount of smoke and steam pollution which came with the industrial revolution. Edinburgh was also key in the Scottish Enlightenment back in the 18th century, where Scotland produced a long line of intellectual and scientific accomplishments.
Edinburgh night life has been on the up in recent years, with it being recognised as the top UK city for single male travellers in a recent survey. The amount of pubs, clubs and bars on offer is large, meaning that no matter what floats your boat, Edinburgh can provide for you. Head towards New Town and more specifically George Street, where a good number of new pubs and clubs have been opened. Queen Street, which runs parallel to George Street is also benefiting from a number of new clubs and pubs. The Waterfront at Leith is also a popular haunt and offers bars and restaurants, making it a good place to start your evening.
Even if you’re not big on sightseeing or being all ‘touristy’ you must try and see Edinburgh Castle when you’re in the city. Found in the Old Town part of the city, it sits atop a hill and not only does it look spectacular, but the views it offers are equally as spectacular.
If you’re a football fan then you can try and plan your trip around a game in the city, which should be easy with two of Scotland’s biggest teams Hibs and Hearts hailing from the city, and playing at the Easter Road and Tynecastle stadiums, respectively.
Sean Connery (film schhtar), Alexander Graham Bell (invented the telephone) and Irvine Welsh (wrote some good books)
Getting around in Edinburgh is best done by taxi. Although a bus service is available taxi cabs do offer that flexibility and ease of use. You can also hire cycles if you wish, and on your nights out you might want to jump in a pedicab (cycle rickshaw) for a novel way of getting to the next pub or club on your crawl.
Getting to Ediniburgh is possible by plane, train or automobile.
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