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Top 5 Things To Do in Edinburgh


Edinburgh is a city full of many interesting and different areas - you can turn a corner and find yourself somewhere completely unexpected. From the well-heeled streets of Morningside to the hipster cafes of Leith, there’s so much to explore - so if you want to really get to know the city, start with these tips:

How to get around Edinburgh


Visiting Scotland can be a culture shock - even if you’re only coming from south of the border. Luckily, you’ll find us a friendly city used to students and tourists year round. But if you want to prepare yourself, check out our handy tips for getting around the city.


Guy Fawkes Night - weird but wonderful

Fiona from the Summer School team, tells us about one of the UK's weirder Autumn celebrations.

When is Guy Fawkes Night and what do you do?  
Guy Fawkes Night - or Bonfire Night as it is also known - is celebrated on 5th November here in the UK. As a child, I loved waving a sparkler or munching a toffee apple whilst trying to stand as close to the bonfire (complete with a burning effigy at the centre) as possible without overheating! It felt like my entire home town coming out to stand in a muddy field to watch the fireworks without really having any understanding of why or what we were celebrating.