A desirable DESTINATION

TOURISM & CULTURE

A truly global city.

With UNESCO World Heritage status, 12 international arts festivals and more Michelin starred restaurants than any other regional city, Edinburgh continues to attract more visitors every year. Edinburgh is also the UK’s most favoured business conference destination outside London.

BEST

British City - Telegraph 2017

BEST

UK destination outside London - TripAdvisor 2017

1st

Location for hotel development in the UK - Colliers International 2017.

4m

Tourists visit Edinburgh every year.

82.5%

Hotel occupancy rate during 2017, peaking at 90% during the summer months.

£313m

Generated from the festivals in 2017.

TOURISM & CULTURE

Home-grown talent

With one of the UK’s highest student populations, first class public education facilities and private schools, Edinburgh has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence...

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