Edinburgh city centre
The Dome bar's Christmas decorations
Jenners department store
George Street, Edinburgh
Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens
Edinburgh’s city centre ranks as one of the most handsome in Europe. With its elegant Georgian streets set against the dramatic silhouette of Edinburgh Castle and the medieval turrets and spires of the Old Town, Edinburgh’s city centre offers visitors an exciting fusion of shopping, dining and architectural splendour.
Princes Street, Edinburgh
Where else can you experience fantastic shopping while enjoying uninterrupted views of an ancient fortress perched atop a giant volcanic rock?
Admire stunning views of Edinburgh’s iconic castle as you browse its stunning selection of high street and designer brands, and explore inside large shopping centres and old fashioned department stores. But Princes Street has more to offer than just retail therapy.
For a mesmerising bird’s eye view of the city, climb the 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, and visit the National Gallery of Scotland to see world-renowned works of art.
Spend pleasant summer days relaxing in Princes Street Gardens, or experience winter in Edinburgh when the gardens are transformed into a glittering winter wonderland complete with an ice rink, Ferris wheel and German Market.
George Street, Edinburgh
One of the most prestigious thoroughfares in Edinburgh, George Street originally served as the city’s financial district.
Today, its beautiful neoclassical buildings are home to a collection of luxury fashion boutiques, jewellers, stylish bars, restaurants and clubs.
Admire some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the country including the Assembly Rooms and the Dome Bar, just two of the street’s many upmarket dining establishments. Peruse the designer collections on display in exclusive department store Harvey Nichols located at the east end of the impressive St Andrews Square. At the opposite end of the street lies Charlottes Square where you can meet top authors at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.