The basics

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

Daily life

Basics overview - daily
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, hours of sunshine and weather forecasts.


Basics overview - money
Some practical infomation on currency and banking for international visitors.


Basics overview - transport
Edinburgh enjoys a pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly infrastructure and offers good traffic links.

Did you know?

Basics overview - did you know
A few things you may not know about Edinburgh: key facts about the city, our history and culture.