There are so many useful websites to help you plan your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland. On this page we have tried to give our favorite sites in terms of information or usefulness. We do not recommend specific restaurants as the quality can change over time, but there is a "Guest Book" in the apartments so that guests can share recommendations and experiences (good or bad).

Planning Your Trip

Official Guide to Edinburgh

Visit Scotland Tourist Information

Edinburgh Tourist Information

Edinburgh City Council - Tourism and Visitor Attractions

TimeOut Edinburgh

Undiscovered Scotland

Gazetteer for Scotland - A vast geographical encyclopedia

Schmap Edinburgh - An online guide to Edinburgh which can be narrowed by neighborhood

TripAdvisor Edinburgh

Kids in Edinburgh - Ideas for things to do that children enjoy

Travelling To/From Edinburgh

Edinburgh Airport

Waverley Railway Station

The rail system is privatized and you may have to search a number of sites to find the best deal! Some to consider:


National Rail - Covers all the UK

Traveline Scotland - One site to help plan your trip using trains and buses

Traveling Within Edinburgh

Lothian Buses  and Trams - Great day fares & routes make this an easy option to get around the city

Car Parking

Open Top Bus Tours


King's Theatre - 5 mins walk from Tollcross apartment

Usher Hall

Lyceum Theatre

Traverse Theatre

Edinburgh Playhouse

Cameo Cinema - 2 mins walk from Tollcross apartment - an independent site providing "what's on" information

Edinburgh Festival

Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Tattoo

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