Visits and Trips Magazine Issue 3 | Page 9

Capital Life T he Edinburgh area boasts a whole heap of amazing attractions, so whether you’re aged 4 or 104, you’re in for a treat! It doesn’t matter if you’re here with family, your partner, with friends or even just visiting on your own, you’ll soon discover that there’s plenty to entertain everyone. Shopping in Edinburgh isn’t like most other cities, thanks to a mix of big brands, top designers and one-off boutiques. For your favourite high street names, make tracks for Princes Street. One street up, George Street is home to a host of upmarket stores, and for designer labels, the nearby Thistle Street and Multrees Walk are hard to beat. If you’re after something unique or quirky, then your best bet is to try the Royal Mile, Grassmarket, West End Village, Morningside or Stockbridge, where you’ll find a range of independent retailers. Eating in Edinburgh allows you to experience food from the simple to the refined. Edinburgh’s got the lot. Five Michelin-starred restaurants, loads more award-winning eateries and countless cafes, bars and sandwich shops all serving up tasty treats, mean you certainly won’t go hungry. And with world cuisines in abundance and some great veggie places too, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Edinburgh is certainly a city you can just walk and explore easily on foot and find something new and different around every corner! VIDEO