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Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is often voted the most popular UK city in which to live (Guardian Travel Awards) or to visit (Condé Nast). Here are the top 10 reasons why it should be your choice:

  1. Vibrancy
    A modern and dynamic city, bustling with life and enterprise
  2. Culture
    A World Heritage site, with stunning architecture and wonderful galleries, museums, theatres and arts venues
  3. People
    The people are warm, helpful and friendly with a strong tradition of service and professionalism
  4. Choice
    A wide choice of world class conference venues and hotels, over half of which are within two miles of the city centre
  5. Attractions
    A compact city centre, ideal for walking, and the new Edinburgh city pass gives free admission to over 25 visitor attractions
  6. Festivals
    The festival capital of Europe, with a dazzling array of spring, summer, Christmas and Hogmanay events
  7. Restaurants
    More restaurants per head of population than any other city in Britain, catering for all tastes
  8. Innovation
    A centre of excellence in the fields of medicine, finance, research, science & technology, architecture and the arts, and has been designated the first UNESCO City of Literature
  9. Weather
    The weather is temperate, with annual rainfall the same as Rome, Frankfurt and New York, and enjoys clear, crisp, sunny days in spring and autumn
  10. Access
    The airport is only 8 miles (12km) from the city centre, with over 100 direct air routes around the world including New York JFK, and high-speed rail links to all major cities in Britain