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Here is a list of books for Edinburgh that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Edinburgh you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Edinburgh and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.

Edinburgh books: Maps

Discovering Edinburgh Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)
Discovering Edinburgh Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)

Edinburgh, home to the Scottish parliament, is on the itinerary of many visitors to Scotland. This brand new edition retains the delightful water-colour mapping, with individual paintings of all the main sights and landmarks.

Popular areas at larger scale, hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, comprehensive travel information and index.


Large-scale plans of the Castle, Royal Mile, Botanic Gardens, Leith and Newington.

Shop by shop street maps of Princes Street, George Street, Victoria Street and the Grassmarket.

Railway stations, bus routes, taxi ranks and car parks.

Historical and contemporary anecdotes.

Suggestions for day trips out of the city.

Comprehensive index

Price: £4.50

Publication: 29 Mar 2012

Discovering Edinburgh Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)   Discovering Edinburgh Illustrated Map (Collins Travel Guides)

DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Edinburgh
DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Edinburgh

DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Edinburgh will lead you straight to the best of Edinburgh. It's packed with beautiful illustrations and with coverage of all the major areas and sights from museums to parks and markets. There's comprehensive area-by-area information and referencing, plus recommendations for the best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and other cultural attractions. You won't miss a thing on your trip as this handy travel guide includes an ingenious and easy-to-use fold-out map, ensuring you'll never get lost when exploring the sights. The DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Edinburgh is your essential guide and serves as a perfect companion to the Eyewitness travel guide.

Plan your perfect day out in Edinburgh with the DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 3 Jun 2013

DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Edinburgh   DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Edinburgh

Edinburgh books: Travel Guides

Berlitz: Edinburgh Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)
Berlitz: Edinburgh Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

This fully revised and updated Berlitz Pocket Guide is packed with all the information you need to enjoy Edinburgh, in a genuinely pocketable format. Places to go and unmissable attractions are explored within easy-to-use, colour-coded sections, so you can locate the information you need at a glance. The city's top 10 attractions are identified on a dedicated double-page spread to help you plan your trip and ensure that you see the very best sights, natural beauty and more, including the infamous Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city's skyline, and the Gothic masterpiece of The Scott Monument. Not only does the guide provide in-depth information but there is full-colour photographs throughout that provide a highly visual introduction to this stunning destination. The brand new feature 'A Perfect Day' offers top recommendations for a truly heavenly day out exploring Edinburgh's best-bits! Full colour fold-out maps are also included to provide instant orientation wherever you are. A concise history chapter and the handy cultural tips throughout combine to give you a deeper understanding of the city's heritage. The 'Where To Go' section details Edinburgh's must-see sights, landmarks and museums, whilst 'What To Do' covers the best of Edinburgh's shopping, activities, entertainment, sports as well as ideas for children. The 'Eating Out' chapter recommends Edinburgh's local specialities, and the comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides an A-Z summary of all the expert practical advice you will need, including reliable recommendations of hotels and restaurants to suit all budgets, as well as information on climate, health, transport, currency and much more. Small in size but big on content, this guide will help you get to the heart of this truly exciting city and all it has to offer!

Price: £3.99

Publication: 20 April 2011

Berlitz: Edinburgh Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)   Berlitz: Edinburgh Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guides)

Edinburgh Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)
Edinburgh Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)

Experience all of Edinburgh's attractions with this up-to-date, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Most holidaymakers want to have fun and feel relaxed from the moment they arrive at their holiday destination - that's what Marco Polo Guides are all about. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places and night spots, get tips on shopping and what to do on a tight budget, as well as plenty of ideas for travel with kids. Also contains: the Perfect Day, Festivals & Events, Travel Tips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more and a comprehensive index.

Price: £4.49

Publication: 1 Mar 2012

Edinburgh Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)   Edinburgh Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)

Edinburgh Tourist Atlas and Guide
Edinburgh Tourist Atlas and Guide

Scale: 1:12,000 (5.3 inches to 1 mile).

Pocket sized atlas and guide of central Edinburgh packed with information to ensure that visitors make the most of their visit.

Handy pocket sized atlas and guide featuring the highly respected Collins colour coded Edinburgh mapping. The guide information includes essential information such as: emergency contact numbers; the best way to get around; the best places to shop and visit; and where to go for live music, the cinema, concerts and much, much more.

Attractive colour coded street mapping at 5.3 inches to 1 mile.
Central Edinburgh at 7 inches to 1 mile.
Full index to street mapping and places of interest.
Guide information to ensure the visitor gets the most out of their trip.
Colour sections about places to visit, including Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Central map focused on the Royal Mile.

This is an ideal purchase for tourists and day trippers.

Price: £3.99

Publication: 25 Jun 2009

Edinburgh Tourist Atlas and Guide   Edinburgh Tourist Atlas and Guide

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Edinburgh (Insight Great Breaks)
Insight Guides: Great Breaks Edinburgh (Insight Great Breaks)

Great Breaks Edinburgh is a compact travel guide that combines snappy text with full-colour photography to highlight the very best that this lively city has to offer. The Walks and Tours section suggests various routes around the city to discover the key sights that you will not want to miss; from a wander around the historic scenery and bustling pubs of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle, to the ancient buildings and spectacular views of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat. Each walk offers a selection of places to eat and drink as you go and clear maps plot all the major sights.

The Overview chapter offers some historical context to your trip and suggests some venues to experience Edinburgh's vibrant entertainment and festival scene along the way. The Travel Tips section lists the active pursuits and themed holidays you could try, along with essential practical information and our selective hotel recommendations. Edinburgh's Top 10 helps you to plan how best to spend your time and experience the very best of Scotland's capital.

Price: £5.24

Publication: 2 April 2013

Insight Guides: Great Breaks Edinburgh (Insight Great Breaks)   Insight Guides: Great Breaks Edinburgh (Insight Great Breaks)

Edinburgh books: History & Heritage

Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World
Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World

How did a notoriously poor, alcoholic, violent and smelly town, consisting of 40,000 inhabitants, make such an impression on its age and on ours? So that Voltaire wrote, with more than a dash of malice that 'today it is from Scotland that we get rules of taste in all the arts, from epic poetry to gardening'? The leading lights of the Scottish Enlightenment - David Hume, Adam Smith, Adam Ferguson, William Cullen and James Hutton - transformed the way we treat our perceptions and feelings as well as mechanical processes, sickness and health, trade, money, relations between the sexes, the purposes of existence and government. In just fifty years, Edinburgh produced more philosophical landmarks than a town of its size since the Athens of Socrates. In an account of exceptionally close focus, James Buchan resurrects every aspect of eighteenth-century Edinburgh, and shows how a succession of disasters demolished old systems of thought and behaviour to set Edinburgh's men and women off in strange new directions. Capital of the Mind opens a fascinating window on a glorious time when Edinburgh was the most beautiful and philosophical city in Europe.

Price: £10.99

Publication: 29 Aug 2007

Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World   Capital of the Mind: How Edinburgh Changed the World

Edinburgh books: Entertainment & Leisure

Time Out Edinburgh (& the Best of Glasgow)
Time Out Edinburgh (& the Best of Glasgow)

Scotland's most visitor-friendly city continues to attract tourists all year-round, and with good reason: its narrow streets and grand buildings combine to make it perhaps the most handsome city in the UK. However, it's more than merely a museum piece - with lively dining and shopping scenes, there's plenty happening both night and day, and August's various festivals combine to create the largest arts event in the world.

*Sightseeing in Edinburgh

*Edinburgh hotels

*Edinburgh restaurants

*Edinburgh bars & pubs

*Edinburgh shops

*Edinburgh maps

Price: £8.96

Publication: 7 Jan 2010

Time Out Edinburgh (& the Best of Glasgow)   Time Out Edinburgh (& the Best of Glasgow)

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