Edinburgh - Athens of the north?

It’s little wonder Scottish capital and historical powerhouse, Edinburgh, is one of Great Britain’s most cherished destinations.

With a unique variety of sights, sounds and smells so diverse, no two visits to this charming Lothian city are the same.

History buff? Edinburgh has it in abundance, from the world-famous Castle that towers over the city below, to its two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Classic architecture – tick. Almost every street has a building that will make you stop and take note. Taking the family? Edinburgh’s zoo is just one of the many places to wow them. And if you’re just in it for a good time, here’s a place where the welcomes are warm and the nights come alive.

Add to this the festival to end all festivals, stunning cultural walks and doorstep access to the vast, picturesque Scottish countryside, and you’ve found a city that simply begs to be revisited.

We’ve narrowed down our top three picks for things to do in Edinburgh while staying locally at one of our brilliantly different Best Western hotels.

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