The basics

All the information you should know to plan, and enjoy, a visit to Edinburgh.

Daily life

Essential information you'll want to know before visiting Edinburgh.


Basics overview - weather
What you can expect from the weather in Edinburgh - average temperatures, rainfall, and weather forecasts.


Edinburgh at night. Credit: Marketing Edinburgh
Some practical information on currency, banking and tipping for international visitors.


Bicycle in George Square. Credit: Marketing Edinburgh
Edinburgh enjoys a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly infrastructure and offers good traffic links.

Did you know?

Greyfriars Bobby statue. Credit: Marketing Edinburgh
A few things you may not know about Edinburgh: key facts about the city, our history and culture.