Welcome to Edinburgh! 

Edinburgh city is home to a population of nearly 500,000, 1.6 million regionally. 

The city is a major tourism centre and welcomes over 4 million visitors annually, injecting £1.2 billion in to the local economy.  

Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site covers over 1.76 square miles and over 75% of all the buildings are listed – the highest concentration of listed buildings anywhere in the UK.

Visitor accommodation in Edinburgh and the surrounding area provides more than 20,000 beds, with over 50% within a 2km radius of the city centre.

Edinburgh has more restaurants per head of population than any other UK city outside of London. 

Google eTown Awards recently recognised Edinburgh as the second most tech-savvy town in the UK.

Information About Edinburgh

Edinburgh has 112 parks in the city, as well as more trees per head of population than any other city in the UK.

The city has the lowest level of air pollution of the ten largest UK cities over the last two years (DEFRA).

More than 70km of traffic free cycle paths criss-cross the city.

Rainfall in Edinburgh is well below the Scottish average and less annually than in Rome, Frankfurt and New York.

Edinburgh’s residents are the happiest of the largest 10 cities in the UK and 97% are satisfied with Edinburgh as a place to live.

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's busiest airport with 33 airlines flying 188 routes to 130 destinations.