Hootenanny - New Year's Eve is the biggest night on the calendar north of the border and Edinburgh is renowned as being one of the best places in the world to celebrate the bells chiming midnight "for auld lang syne..."
Highland Games - A hilarious version of the famous highland games as you battle it out in a series of crazy games with the help of hunks in kilts. Yum!
JK Rowling - This lovely lady allegedly wrote her world-famous Harry Potter debut in Edinburgh's House Café while virtually penniless. She's now one of the world's richest women.
Havin' a Laugh! - The world-famous comedy festival brings in the best comics from around the world to have a ruddy good giggle although hotel prices do rocket at this time of year.
On the A-list - Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere in the world, probably because they're so drop dead gorgeous!
'Athens of the North' - This is one of Edinburgh's kinder nicknames, the city earned this moniker through its gorgeous architecture and philosophical influence during what is now known as the 'Scottish Enlightenment'.
Heads & Tales - Set in a gorgeous industrial-chic space with exposed brickwork and copper distilling equipment on open display, Edinburgh's premier gin bar is essential drinking for any pre-wedding weekend in Auld Reekie. Our advice? Try the Daisy Cutter cocktail - you won't regret it!
Escape Game - You'll need all the wit and determination of Sherlock Holmes to escape these puzzle-filled rooms in the hour time-limit, or will you be trapped forever in the escape game?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The famous author of the Sherlock Holmes books is said to have based his character on Professor Joseph Bell, who at the time of Doyle's writing was the President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
St. James Shopping - Head to this fabulous shopping arcade to find the usual high street suspects and a few fast food outlets to keep those rumbling tummies happy.
The Hive - This club is always absolutely buzzing! The Hive is always packed with party-loving people making it the perfect spot for any Edinburgh hen party looking to get crazy on the dance floor.
Edinburgh Zoo - Cute baby animals and a fantastic breeding programme that is helping save endangered species are just two reasons to love the amazing Edinburgh zoo.
Bah Humbug! - Charles Dickens allegedly came up with the idea of his legendary character by misreading the tombstone of successful Edinburgh merchant Ebenezer Scoggie.
Sean Connery - Perhaps the sexiest bond of all time? Not only did Edinburgh born Connery have the looks and bod but he also had that super sexy accent. Shaken but never stirred.
Miracle Cures - 17th century Edinburgh locals were convinced that rubbing the burnt remains of dove's droppings on their heads would cure baldness. Nice!?!
The Stone of Destiny - Despite sounding like something out of The Lord of the Rings, 'The Stone of Destiny' is the traditional coronation stone of English and Scottish royalty and is kept at Edinburgh Castle.
...and the thief?!? - Although, it's widely suggested that 'The Stone of Destiny' was actually stolen and swapped for a fake at some point in history!
Copper Blossom – This beautiful cocktail bar and restaurant is one of Edinburgh's best kept secrets! The bright, designer furnishings within are to die for while the outdoor terrace is adorned by glowing Chinese-style lanterns, creating a serene atmosphere for the house speciality Pink Penelope.
Recording Studio - Do you think you've got the lungs of Annie Lennox? Then belt out big tunes in our fabulous recording studio.
Auld Reekie - Edinburgh's nickname is 'Auld Reekie'. Although it doesn't smell too bad these days, back in the day the streets were filled with smoke from the coal and wood burning in the city's homes and buildings. Ever heard of febreze?
Dragonfly - Take a step back in time to the decadent 20's with this speakeasy-style cocktail bar, filled with plenty of cute design features as well as a devilishly tempting list of drinks to pick from. Oh, and there's nothing "yesteryear" about the playlist you can dance to in this popular party spot.
Caddies - Although they're associated with Golf these days, in yesteryear a 'caddie' was a man hired to carry pails of water to the tenement flats in Edinburgh's Old Town.
Golf - With the likes of Michelle Wie putting the blokes to shame on the course, isn't it time that your party got to grips with a nine-iron?
Twins - This fabulous city is twinned with Munich in Germany, Vancouver in Canada, Florence in Italy and many more wonderful cities worldwide!
Gail Porter - Talk about body confidence! There's nothing that Gail hasn't done in the worlds of TV and modelling, we wish we had an iota of her positive mental attitude; she's a real role model for women everywhere.
The Bay City Rollers - This Edinburgh based group rocked the world in the 70s with their harmony-tinged number one hits like Bye, Bye Baby and Give a Little Love.
The Witchery by the Castle – Nestled close to the incredible Edinburgh Castle, the gorgeously gothic Witchery is the city's most magical restaurant. The luxury Victorian design creates a fantastic and utterly unique atmosphere, while the delicious courses created by the expert chefs are spellbinding.
Holyrood Park - As well as being a beautiful green space, Holyrood Park has some fascinating history. The rock beneath the park was allegedly formed via the eruption of an ancient volcano that erupted 350,000,000 years ago! That's older than Louis Walsh!
BURGER. - Now we're pretty sure that the name of this fantastic restaurant is self-explanatory, but when your culinary creations are this damn good? We really can't complain. Pull up a chair, loosen your jeans and tuck into The BURGER-BURGER. A brioche bun packed with cheese, bacon, beef chilli, jalapenos, onions, tomato, pickle and tomato sauce.
Arthur's Seat - A sunlit walk up to Arthur's Seat is the perfect hangover cure. This spot is honestly gorgeous and it's a tremendously romantic place with plenty of wedding proposals happening here every year, just lovely.
The Witch Trials - Seriously spooky fact: The lovely looking Princes Street Gardens used to be the site of the city's witch trials. Women were tossed into the bog and if they floated, they were executed and if they drowned they were innocent, but a fat lot of good that did?!?
Life Drawing - Is beautiful Edinburgh igniting your creative spark? Explore your artistic side with a sensational life drawing hen activity where your model will be ab-solutely stunning!
Burke and Hare - The city's infamous demonic duo of Burke & Hare killed at least 16 people to sell their cadavers to the Edinburgh's medical students in the 19th century. Thankfully, they were caught and Burke's body was ironically dissected by students in the most well-attended lecture in the Medical School's history!
LuLu - ALL THE TUNES. AND beautiful people. AND cocktails. Need we say more? LuLu is one of Edinburgh's best nights out and an incredibly popular party spot for locals and visitors alike, from the chic décor and the amazing DJs, to the fantastic drinks list and the stylish LED light fixtures. What are you waiting for?.
Edinburgh's Shame - At the top of Calton Hill is a neo-classical monument known as 'Edinburgh's Shame'. It was based on the Pantheon in Athens, but the project was abandoned because the money ran out.
Beer - We know it's not the most lady-like drink, but did you know that in the 16th century, Edinburgh brewing was usually done by the brewer's wife? Talk about taking all the credit!
Most Haunted - Edinburgh is allegedly one of the most haunted cities in the world. Fancy a bit of real life ghost hunting? Try one of our Ghost Tours
Mons Meg - The huge cannon of Edinburgh Castle is fired once a day at 1pm #FYI. So try not to jump, it makes a bit of a racket!
El Barrio - Viva la Edinburgh! Do you like Pina Colada? And getting caught in the rain? Then you'll #lovelovelove this Latino style bar on the central Hanover Street. The party-mad locals flock here every weekend for a Saturday night fiesta while El Barrio is the self-proclaimed "Home of Mojitos". And when they taste this good, who are we to argue?
Cabaret Voltaire - Your alternative bride-to-be will love this cavernous club with quirky décor, top tunes, great cocktails and the best up-and-coming DJs behind the decks!