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Download a city guide of some of Europe's most beautiful cities onto your iPod, mp3 player or phone. As we guide you through the streets, along the route we've planned for you, our city guides will tell you what you're looking at and how to make the most of your city break.
We only had a long weekend to do the city and so your tour really helped us get our bearings. There's just so much to see there! I know we only scraped the surface but it worked really well for us.
Tanya Ellison - (27/08/06)
This was a great tour that took you everywhere you needed to go. Particularly liked the walk through of the mosaic frescoes on the front of the Basilica. We had a great time in Venice, made all the more special by this evocative guide. Like the speaker's voice too - one of the best I've listened to.
Andrea How - (19/02/06)
EDINBURGH CITY GUIDE:
The home of scientists and lawyers, fiery religious radicals and great novelists - as well as the famous fringe festival, Edinburgh is a city bursting with character and history.
Our guide to Edinburgh will show you that history as you walk through the buildings and neighbourhoods that were shaped by it. We'll tell you which princes the famous street is named after and why it was not, as originally planned, named after the city's patron saint, St Giles.
EDINBURGH CITY INFORMATION:
From Edinburgh Airport:
Bus The Airlink bus stop is just outside the terminal building. Buy your ticket before you board. Singles are £3 for adults and £2 for children. Returns are £5 for adults and £3 for children. Departures are about every 20 minutes from 4.45am to 7.10am and then about every 10 minutes from 7.10am until 22 minutes past midnight. The journey into the city centre takes about 20-40 minutes depending on traffic. Airport buses arrive at and depart for the airport from Waverley Bridge, just outside Waverley Station. For more information ring 0131-555 6363 or visit www.flybybus.com
Taxi The taxi office which will allocate your taxi is just outside the terminal building. The journey to the city centre takes about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic and costs about £15.
You can cover the city centre quite easily on foot but there are plenty of taxis available and the bus service is good.
Getting around Edinburgh
Taxi There are taxi ranks outside Waverley Station, at the corner of the High Street (Royal Mile) and North Bridge, at the southern (Princes Street) end of Hanover Street and on George Street between Hanover Street and Frederick Street. Otherwise ring: 0131-228 1211.
Bus The Lothian Buses offices are in Hanover Street (open Monday to Saturday 8.15am - 6pm) and Waverley Bridge (open Monday to Saturday 8.15am - 6pm and Sunday 9.30am – 5.15pm). You can also ring 0131-555 6363 or visit www.lothianbuses.com. Most buses depart from and arrive at Princes Street. Buy your tickets on the bus or go free with the Edinburgh Pass - see details below.
Edinburgh Pass As well as free travel on the airport bus, this ticket offers discounts on attractions and at restaurants. There is also unlimited travel on Lothian buses (except tours and night buses). Adult day passes are £24 for one day, £36 for two or £48 for three with discounts for children.
Buy them at tourist offices at the Airport and in town or visit: www.edinburgh.org/pass or ring 44 (0)131 473 3630, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.