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Preparing your trip to Edinburgh: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Edinburgh 1. Tourists are advised to observe basic safety precautions - do not take valuable items for a walk and do not leave bags and coats unattended. The best way to wear camcorders and cameras is by binding them with your belt.
2. Medications in Edinburgh are available not only in specialized pharmacy shops, but also in many large supermarkets or shopping malls.
3. In most restaurants of the city tips are included into the total bill. Tips here rarely make up more than 10% of the total bill.
4. Smoking is forbidden in many public places, so you need to pay attention to special characters and signs. There are many special areas for smoking in the city, so you may find no inconvenience with this aspect in Edinburgh.
5. When you plan to make a visit to the locals, you should definitely buy gifts for hosts. A bottle of good wine will be a proper gift for a man, and a bouquet of flowers – for a female. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Large part of public institutions, shopping centers and restaurants is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, so before you go somewhere, you should definitely clarify working hours of the institution of your choice.
7. Travelers, who want to save on hotel bills and get all value-added services, are recommended to stay in the so-called "domestic hotels". The owners of houses located in the heart of the city will gladly rent a room to tourists. In addition, guests are allowed to use kitchen and bathroom. Such luxury costs as much as a standard three-star hotel guestroom.
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scott Monument, St. Mary Cathedral, National Gallery of Scotland, Nelson Monument, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Edinburgh … Open
8. Interesting promotions and theme nights take place in the city's restaurants and cafes every day, so vacationers can easily dine in one of the most prestigious institutions for a very reasonable fee.
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What to visit being in Edinburgh - unique sights

Edinburgh Castle

From the series “Amazing Ancient Fortresses Preserved to This Day”
The excursions through the castle are incredibly exciting. On its territory is the beautiful St. Margaret Chapel - one of the oldest buildings in Scotland. In addition, one of the most precious relics of the country, the stone of Scone, is preserved in the castle. This is a huge sandstone block whose weight is more than 150 kg. This stone was used for centuries to perform the solemn coronations of the English and Scottish monarchs. Many experienced tourists are striving to get to the castle test at 1 pm. Since the year 1861 the Wachekanone shoots around 13-00 every day. This ritual is missing only two days a year - on Good Friday and Christmas. … Read further

Flower Clock in Edinburgh

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
After the opening of the clock in 1903, authors used to modernize and complement the incredibly elaborate construction each year. So, already in 1905 there was a cuckoo, which appeared in a special window every hour. The unique floral clock in Edinburgh pleased the authorities of various European cities so much, that such installations soon began to appear everywhere. Later, they conquered global popularity. In 1934, the mechanism of the world's oldest flower clock has been completely replaced. It was also made by James Ritchie’s company. … Read further

City tours, excursions and tickets in Edinburgh and surroundings

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The UK Encourages Travelers to Spend This Summer at Their Home Country

According to the forecast by the tourism agency, domestic tourism spending is expected to reach £51.4 billion this year. This is a bit more than half of the domestic tourism spending in 2019 (£91.6 billion). Last year, the country’s economy didn’t get £58 billion because of the travel restrictions. The inbound tourism spending in the UK is expected to reach £6.2 billion this year. This is less than 25% of the inbound tourism spending in 2019 (£28.4 billion). Read this

29.07.2021

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Travelling to Edinburgh - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Edinburgh. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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