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The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for having two halves: Old Town with cobblestone streets, and the Georgian New Town, filled with shopping, gardens and top-notch cafes and restaurants, offering tourists a combination of modern city life and tranquil countryside, beautiful coastlines and the history and culture of the Lothians.

Edinburgh is known for its universities, especially the University of Edinburgh, as well as historic sites and annual festivals, and it is a popular golfing destination. Regardless of the reason for visit, you can relax and focus on enjoying your stay when you travel with a dependable travel insurance policy to fall back on.

Things to see and do in Edinburgh...

Home to the Scottish Parliament, with close to a half million residents, Edinburgh has become a popular stop for tourists making their way across the United Kingdom. Its beautiful architecture, stunning scenery and world-class attractions makes it a must-visit destination for travellers.

The city features historic sites such as the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle, and the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and Canongate. There is no shortage of museums, castles, galleries, monuments, ruins and cathedrals to explore.

Edinburgh is known internationally for its annual festivals, which run from late July to early September each year, and it’s also the best time of the year to visit. Festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Edinburgh International Book Festival draw hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. If you are into sports, consider taking in a soccer, rugby or cricket match.

Since Edinburgh is a relatively compact city, it’s easy for travellers to get around on foot. The bus is also an effective way to get around, especially on sightseeing tours, and the train can connect you to neighbouring towns if you want to see sights in other areas.

Edinburgh travel insurance tips

Whether you need travel insurance for three days, family travel insurance or coverage for longer stays, Blue Cross has personalized travel insurance options for you. Contact us today to learn more, or get a free travel insurance quote online, and travel worry-free with us.