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Edinburgh’s ‘Old Town’

Edinburgh, home of “Silver Skye,” is the starting point for most of our Tours no matter where in Scotland we are heading. We always recommend that our visitors plan to stay in Edinburgh on the day of their arrival just in case they have trouble problems/delays on the way to Scotland. For most, they start with a two if not three night stay which allows plenty time to see the sites of the City at a leisurely pace. It’s said Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe ……… we see no reason to disagree.

While the sites of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town are best seen on foot, we can provide transport for those who need it. We do however recommend using the hop on/hop off tourist bus service which will take you around all the main sites of the City allowing you to get off and on the bus as often as you like.

August is Festival Season in Edinburgh with the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo the biggest events. The streets of the Old Town buzz with street entertainers and hundreds of shows are performed each day for three weeks. Unfortunately, Coronavirus issues have caused the cancellation of many 2020 events. Start planning now for 2021 …… you can’t start planning early enough for Edinburgh’s Festival Season.

There is something for everyone in Edinburgh; young and old alike. Let “Silver Skye” plan your visit to Scotland’s Capital. It’s our home town and we’ll take pride in showing you all that’s best there.

Edinburgh is an ‘all year round’ Destination. As the photographs below show, Scotland’s capital is a vibrant place during the Christmas holiday season. Throughout Scotland, the New Year period is another major holiday and Edinburgh’s New Year festivities start several days before the end of the year culminating in the Hogmanay Street Party in Princes Street late on 31st December.

Whatever time of year you plan to visit, there will be plenty to see and do in Edinburgh; the perfect place for a City visit or the perfect starting point for your Scottish tour.

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