Tell Us Your Top Travel Tips for Edinburgh

We were a couple of days late for the Fringe, but there is still time! This week on Hack Your City, we want to hear what is good about Edinburgh now and throughout the year. (We were going to write this entire post in that clearly spelled Scottish dialect that is so popular in memes, but then we decided that we could not continue like this, so welcome.)

Every Monday onHack Your City, we ask readers for the best tips about the city: driving tips, restaurant tips, entertainment, and any other tips for visitors and locals alike. Then, on Thursday, we present the best comments. We work in the USA and around the world.

What is underestimated? Which places deserve a few more discerning visitors? What are the best alternatives to tourist traps? What do you like best about the area?

How should a visitor approach the city? What position should they take? What local traditions, behavior, and laws should they be aware of? What should they know about the city’s past and present? How can visitors get along with locals (and other visitors)? What problems does the city solve? When is the best time to visit – when can you get decent weather while avoiding peak crowds, or when is something special happening?

How does it feel in the long run? What do you love and hate about the city? What advice do you have for other residents? How do you drive to work, what is your daily lunch spot, or the best place to watch? What mistakes do new residents make – what are the common misconceptions or incorrect pronunciations? Where do you go if you want to go out of town for a day or a week?

Finally, how has the atmosphere of the city changed over the past few years? What old travel tips are no longer valid here, and what new ones?

Leave your tips in the comments below and we’ll highlight the best ones. (Read some of the other comments first to make sure yours is unique.) Then come back Thursday for a new post with highlights.


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