What's New

Minor content update, fixed broken URL links.
Removed ads and in-app purchases, app is now fully paid for upfront.
Improved visual style.
Button to share app URL.
New menu items: "Get in touch" and "Rate this app".

App Description

EDINBURGH’S BEST is an ideal travel guide to one of Europe’s real urban jewels and will help you make the most of your city break. Written by a pro-author it explores key NEIGHBOURHOODS; suggests ITINERARIES and WALKS; details SIGHTS; then suggests great spots to EAT, DRINK and find ENTERTAINMENT. All content (150+ points-of-interest/240+ pics) is original and independent; no recommendations are ads!

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EDINBURGH’S BEST starts with a TRIP ESSENTIALS section to help with planning, which includes coverage of FESTIVALS & EVENTS as well as TRANSPORT info.

A rundown of all the key NEIGHBOURHOODS then helps orientate you, while an ITINERARIES section offers first-timers the ideal way to explore the city using easy-to-follow walks.

Or, if you’re keen on exploring local ART; delving into city HISTORY; spending time OUTDOORS; or just want to find the best attractions for KIDS & FAMILIES, you might just dive straight into one of these themed sections.

Finally the app details many good places to EAT, DRINK and SHOP, with a rundown of some key RESTAURANTS, PUBS and CAFES along with the low-down on city SHOPPING.

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APP FEATURE: TRIP PLANNING
Key before-you-go information, including:
• Accommodation
• Costs
• Seasons, Festivals & Events
• Transport

APP FEATURE: NEIGHBOURHOODS
The lowdown on city neighbourhoods:
• Broughton & Calton
• Holyrood & Southside
• Leith & Leith Walk
• The New Town
• The Old Town
• Outside the Centre
• Stockbridge & Dean Village
• The West End

APP FEATURE: ITINERARIES & TOURS
To organise your time in the city:
• The Old Town in-a-day
• The New Town in-a-day
• The Water-of-Leith
• Arthur’s Seat
• Heritage Braid
• The Pentland Hills

APP FEATURE: INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Backgrounders and practical advice on:
• Art
• History
• Kids & Families
• Parks & Gardens
• Shops & Shopping
• Cycling
• Walking

APP FEATURE: EAT, DRINK, SHOP & MORE
Listings and recommendations:
• Cafes
• Pubs & Clubs
• Pools & Spas
• Restaurants
• Shops & Shopping
• Theatres & Cinemas

APP FEATURES: TECHNICAL
• One-click website LINKS.
• One-click PHONE CALLS (on phones).
• NAVIGATE quickly using the app's global search; internal hyperlinks, and its many images.
• LOCATION info (using your device's GPS).
• Detailed MAPS and the ability to ADD YOUR OWN markers.
• Save and share FAVOURITES.
• Easily CONTACT the author.

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CREDITS:
•AUTHOR: Christian Williams has been a freelance travel writer since 1998. He's covered destinations all over the world, but mostly specialises on Germany and Canada. He's lived in Edinburgh for 20 years and is pleased to have finally written about somewhere on his doorstep.
•ICON: Petr Meissner (flickr)



REVIEWS AND RATINGS
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 16, 2019 Initial release
  • August 16, 2019 New version 1.5
  • May 06, 2021 New version 1.6
  • May 06, 2021 Price increase: FREE! -> $2.99