It’s hard to sum up this glorious capital in a few words, but the late Scottish poet Alan Bold does it well. Edinburgh truly is an experience. There aren’t just tartan tat, bagpipes and jimmy hats on offer (although you’ll find all of that in abundance); Edinburgh houses unique boutiques, indie outlets and an incredible variety of coffee shops and eateries, as well as a mind-boggling assortment of things to do and see. Museums and galleries are nestled beside skate-smart hangouts and shops where the staff are dressed like pirates. Independent shops pepper the golden medieval old town, whilst chic cocktail bars lurk beneath the lofty heights of the Georgian houses on George Street. Below you’ll hopefully find not only some suggestions to spark your interest in this inspiring capital but also an overall sense of this festive city.