Edinburgh is best for...

Hidden gems: For a good cocktail, relaxed atmosphere and cool interior, try the Dragonfly and Bramble.

Traditional pubs: Listen to live Scottish music at Sandy Bell's or head to Bennets Bar with its impressive Victorian interior

Theatre: Edinburgh is home to many top class theatre venues, including The King's. The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Edinburgh is English

Currency: The currency used in Edinburgh is the Pound

Local time: London's local time is the same as throughout the UK

Fly to: Edinburgh's main airport is Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh is a wonderful destination if you’re looking to have some fun after dark. One of the best times to visit is around New Year’s Eve, as the city comes together to put on an epic show.

Known as Hogmanay to locals, you can revel in three days of torchlight processions, street parties, and one of the world’s largest firework displays. If you’re feeling brave, get involved with the Loony Dook, which is a fancy dress swim in the Firth of Forth on New Year’s Day.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is another great time to visit if you’re into culture, as it gives you the chance to take in the world’s largest arts festival. It’s both interesting and unusual, and in 2015 there were over 50,000 performances and 3,000 shows across 313 venues.