Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing the front of the Tourist Information Centre in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre - FURTHER INFORMATION
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The Edinburgh and Scotland Tourist Information Centre stands next to Waverley Railway Station in the center of Edinburgh. It provides information and maps to the sights, attractions, hotels, museums and transport links throughout the city.
As the name suggests, the center also provides information and bookings for tours and trips to other parts of Scotland as well. At peak times the center is very busy, and during Hogmany, the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Tattoo it is essential to pre-book hotels.
Visiting EdinburghBefore visiting Edinburgh, consider purchasing the Edinburgh Pass. This allows free or discounted entrance to over 30 top attractions in and around th city as well as special deals at various shops and restaurants. Pass holders also get free transfer to Edinburgh Airport, free use of the Lothian buses around the city (except night buses), a discount on Edinburgh bus tours and a 20% discount on Citylink routes across Scotland.
Access to Edinburgh Castle, the top attraction in the city, is not covered by the Edinburgh Pass, but is covered by Historic Scotland Membership, which also allows free entrance to Craigmillar Castle as well as about 70 other paying sites in Scotland.
Lastly, National Trust Scotland membership allows free access to all National Trust properties throughout Scotland. The headquarters for the Scottish NT are on Charlotte Square.
Below is a list of some of the top tourist attractions in Edinburgh.
- Edinburgh Castle
- Camera Obscura
- Carlton Hill with Nelsons Monument
- St Giles' Cathedral
- St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral
- St John's Church
- St Cuthberts Church
- Glenkinchie Distillery
- 3D Loch Ness Experience
- Rosslyn Chapel
- Holyrood Park
- Salisbury Crags
- Arthur's Seat
- Royal Mile
- Dean Gallery
- Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
- The People's Story
- Museum of Edinburgh
Most of the top attractions are within easy walking distance of the Tourist Information Centre. Edinburgh has an extensive bus network for which visitors can buy day tickets allowing unlimited travel.
Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre
3 Princes Street
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Princess Street, North Bridge, Waverley Bridge.
Train: Regional and direct services to Glasgow, Perth, , Dundee and Aberdeen. Trains to London take about 4.5 hours.