Living in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the second-most visited location in the UK (after London) and is a great place to live. It features Georgian streets, a medieval castle, summer festivals and green parkland. The city has a Unesco World Heritage site, the Old Town with the castle and famous Royal Mile, and the New Town which boasts a fantastic example of the splendour of Georgian architecture. These areas of the city feature many sought after and expensive properties. More affordable properties can be found in Polwarth, Murrayfield, the home to Murrayfield Park, the centre of Scottish Rugby Union and also in Leith.

Attractions in Edinburgh

There are many beaches, only a short drive away from Edinburgh. Some of the most popular are the village of Gullane on the Firth of Forth and Elie in Fife. If you are a golf-lover, then Edinburgh has some very well known courses such as Bruntsfield Links, Duddingston Golf Club and Prestonfield Golf Club.

Edinburgh is also well-known for the many festivals which it hosts throughout the year, such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It is also known for hosting some of the most spectacular Hogmanay celebrations in the world, culminating in what is arguably the largest street party around.

Transport in Edinburgh

The city is well served by rail links to the rest of Great Britain, although the fastest train to London is around four hours. It also has its own airport and flying to London only takes about one hour. The city also has extensive local and national bus routes, and anyone who lives in Scotland who is 60 and over is entitled to a free bus pass.


Edinburgh is regarded as a city of culture which caters for all tastes and budgets. It features many outstanding historic attractions and buildings and also some world-renowned festivals. It is a city that has something for everyone.