Where to eat, explore and relax in the Scottish capital

Scotland’s capital is one of the few cities in the world where grey skies and drizzle only add to the atmosphere. Here you’ll find a juxtaposition of an old world and our new one, with Gothic architecture and a deep history contrasted by glossy shops and ample watering holes.

Whether you’re making the most of the long days and an endless supply of culture or avoiding the throngs of tourists in August, the city is navigable and manageable enough that you can be climbing an ancient volcano and tasting the best of Scotland in the same afternoon.