Life in Edinburgh
One of the best small cities in the world.
Not only do we think Edinburgh is one of the best small cities in the world, it’s safe, friendly and well connected.
As a centre for innovation, finance, technology and media it’s top, with a very strong start-up scene. We’ve got fibre optic in most places, the rent isn’t sky-high, and everywhere is walkable.
We have festivals for everything, but the most conspicuous of all is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which sees millions of visitors descend on the city in August, for a month of comedy, theatre, music, performance and entertainment. As well as this annual event, there are film festivals, book festivals, science festivals and celebrations of just about every conceivable type. Not to mention Europe’s biggest street-party, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations at new year.
It’s not all festivals though. We have a big selection of both high-street and boutique shops, a crazy-good scene for foodies, with local brands, eateries and drinkeries (is that a word?) in abundance. There’s never any shortage of incredible sustenance. Night life is strong with great bars and clubs across the city from student dives to secret bars, from pop-up events to long-established clubnights.
Oh and if you’re looking for historical culture, there’s plenty. From a stonking great castle in the middle of the city, to hidden underground tours, museums, galleries, palaces and manor houses, we have all the old stuff you could possibly want to walk round.
Oh yeah, there’s also a number of parks, gardens, and natural beauty around if you want to run up a massive hill, round a big meadow or along a beautiful river.
And if you run out of stuff to do (which you won’t) then Glasgow’s just an hour away on the train.
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