An elegant city buzzing with change, from Enric Miralles's parliament complex to the port of Leith
August, when five festivals—including the world's largest, the Fringe—are in town
Old Town, New Town (new as in 18th century), and gorgeous countryside nearby
What To Skip
Cheap kilts, "See you Jimmy" hats, and furry haggis souvenirs. They are tacky and won't endear you to the locals.
What For:Arts + Culture, Design + Architecture, Family, Food + Wine, Golf, Nightlife
When To Go:July, August, September, December
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