"Saying that Edinburgh is beautiful is as hackneyed and predictable as announcing that water is wet and politicians are sometimes a bit shifty, and yet there’s just no escaping the fact: our capital city is simply stunning.. "
"There are few problems that cannot be overcome by a brisk walk up Arthur's Seat and taking in the views.."
"Edinburgh is like an elegant elderly aunty who is perfectly well aware of her lingering good looks but feels no need to shout about them. "
"We have the fringe every year! Even though it's full of tourists who do their best to get in our way, the city is full of music and comedy and street performers and it's perfectly acceptable to be hungover 6 days a week in August."
Lizzy D, Edinburgh
"The best way is to arrive with no agenda and simply wander down the High Street, diving down whichever of the mysterious closes takes your fancy and allowing yourself to get thoroughly distracted by whatever cafe, museum or general oddity you find lurking there. "
"It’s a meandering, disorderly place that reeks of history, glamour and intrigue, and I fall in love with it again each and every time. "
"Edinburgh has more to offer than simple attractiveness: this doughty lady has substance as well as style.."
"To dawdle dreamily across Waverley Bridge on a clear winter’s day is surely to glimpse one of the most inspirational and uplifting skylines that this world possesses.."
"It is a beautiful city to live in. We have a castle, the shore, the gardens (both Botanics and Princes St), Arthur's Seat, and history EVERYWHERE (the vaults, the cobbles, the palace, flodden wall)!"