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Visit Edinburgh and Boost Your Happiness Rating

Author: vcochrane  |  Category: Destinations
Published: March 29, 2009

If January has left you feeling blue, then this could mean that it’s time to think about getting away from it all. Indeed, there’s nothing quite like a change of scenery to blow away the cobwebs and lift the spirits. And you don’t have to blow your budget in order to find a destination that is both uplifting and exhilarating.

Take Edinburgh, as a prime example. Voted as the top place to live in Scotland in 2008; it has also previously been ranked number one in a ‘The Best Places to Live in Britain’ poll. So, if your spirits are in need of a lift, then it is well worth considering a short break to the Scottish capital. In fact, with so much to see and do, it is an ideal solution to getting yourself back on track and focussed on the year ahead.

For instance, why not head to the historic Royal Mile? With an abundance of pavement cafes, traditional shops and stunning architecture, it is the perfect way to wile away an afternoon. And come the evening, you’ll be spoilt for choice with entertainment as there are a wide range of exquisite eateries and bars to choose from.

Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Mile still has its medieval road plan, with many closes and alleyways to explore. What’s more, the New Town is also definitely worth a visit, not least for the shopping opportunities it presents. Princes Street forms the central attraction here, boasting a breathtaking backdrop that includes Edinburgh Castle. But to get a better glimpse of the castle in all its glory – as well as a well-earned break from the shops – then visit the beautiful Princes Street Gardens.

The Port of Leith lies to the city’s east; having been separate from Edinburgh until 1920, it has since merged and grown into a thriving location. As well as numerous trendy bars and eateries, the waterfront is also an ideal place to take an evening stroll and soak up some of the sights on offer.

Of course, one of the main reasons as to why Edinburgh is considered one of the best places to live – and visit – is perhaps due to the fact that there is always something going on. Indeed, there are an endless array of museums and galleries to explore, not to mention entertainment in the form of live venues and comedy clubs.

It is also good to know that finding suitable Edinburgh hotels is also not as difficult as you might think, as there are many to cater for the vast amount of visitors who wish to explore what the city has to offer. Therefore, the only problem will be deciding where you want to go and what you can manage to fit into the duration of your visit.

Victoria Cochrane writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

Author: vcochrane

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