Explore LGBT Edinburgh

There are 2 sides to Edinburgh – the historic Old Town with the medieval Edinburgh Castle and cobblestone alleys, and the elegant but classic Georgian New Town. The combination of these 2 towns gives Edinburgh its unique character.


Festivals in Edinburgh are a year-round affair. With 12 Festivals and several gay pride events going throughout the year, there's an endless array of events to enjoy.


Edinburgh is full of fabulous places to shop. Princes Street, George Street, St Andrew’s Square, Multrees Walk and the Royal Mile.

Arts and Culture

With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, the City of Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

Food and Drink

There are a number of must-sample dining experiences in the country, but two things you should be sure to try are Scottish salmon and Highland beef.

Places to stay

Boutique hotels

They're friendly, unpretentious, a little eccentric and highly individual. Some would say Britain's boutique hotels reflect the British character, they aim to surprise and amuse - just like the British themselves, really.

Visit Edinburgh

Spend a day or longer in Edinburgh

Edinburgh really is a tale of two cities. There is the medieval Old Town, overlooked by the majesty of Edinburgh Castle. Then there is the New Town – a Manhattan-style gridwork of pristine Georgian facades.