Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel tips

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1 You can save yourself a LOT of time if you plan on visiting Edinburgh Castle by ordering your tickets online ahead of time. Print them out at home from or from your hotel's computer, and you'll avoid the insanely long lines.
2 For a very luxurious stay, book a room at The Balmoral.
3 Book a stay at the George Hotel.
4 Hikers should take advantage of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, which can give you an hours' long walk on a good day. Start at the Holyrood car park behind the Scottish Parliament building.
5 At the east end of the Royal Mile, you will find the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official Scottish residence. It is open daily but check for seasonal closures.
6 The National Gallery of Scotland is within walking distance from Edinburgh Castle and is one of Scotland's finest art galleries.
7 If you're visiting Edinburgh in August, you must see the Military Tattoo, one of the most remarkable experiences in the city.
8 Keep in mind that the enormous clock on the tower of the Balmoral Hotel runs about five minutes fast.
9 The Mary King's Close tour is very popular. If you plan on taking the tour, book at least a day ahead.
10 Shoppers will love Edinburgh will love the city in January, when apparently all the merchandise unsold during the holidays is offered for bargain prices.

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