We would recommend anyone travelling in Scotland to buy Peter Irvine’s fabulous guide – “Scotland the Best” – it’s the one the Scots use. The guide provides thousands of recommendations covering a multitude of topics including: the best beaches; the best ice-cream; the best hill walks; the best bakers; the best spooky places; the best seafood; the best places for kids; the best ceildhs; the best restaurants, the best bars and so on.
In our opinion, it gets it right, every time.
There is also a drawer full of leaflets and maps and some guide books in the cottage for anyone looking for inspiration when they get here!
Alongside are some links to the best resources for all things Edinburgh. Below, we’ve mapped some of our favourite places that we would wholeheartedly recommend.