DID YOU KNOW? Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat are built upon the remains of a 350 million-year-old volcano
DO SAY “Guid mornin”
DON’T SAY “Duin do ghob”
WHAT TO WEAR Moving away from the obvious Fringe favourite ‘underpants’ joke, our top tip for braving the winter weather in Edinburgh is a large tartan scarf and cable knit hat to keep your head dry. It’s just too windy for umbrellas.
BEST VANTAGE POINT Classics Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and the Scott Monument are tourist favourites with good reason. Check out Salisbury Crags or the roof garden at the National Museum of Scotland for a less crowded glimpse of the city.
DIARY DATE Hogmanay (31 December) is a must. The world- famous NewYear celebrations include music, street parties, ceilidhs and, of course, those reworks.
WHO YOU MIGHT SEE You might spot JK Rowling atThe Elephant House (where she penned Harry Potter) and in the centre of town you’re more likely to encounter Johnny One Arm or Lady Christian of Corstorphine, two of the city’s most famous ghosts.
WHAT TO DRINK Hidden in a cellar on Queen Street is Bramble Bar, where the resident mixologists are happy to invent new cocktails on demand.

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