The currency in the United Kingdom is pounds sterling (£). International credit cards are accepted as payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and machines are available throughout Edinburgh and at all the International airports.
The Royal Mile is at the heart of the Old Town and runs from Edinburgh Castle, to the magnificent Palace of Holyrood House. Between these two supreme landmarks, is a rambling medieval town of narrow closes and cobbled streets along which lie an abundance of fascinating museums, distinctive shops and popular pubs.
The New Town boasts an elegant pattern of Georgian terraces and squares and is home to many of the city’s cosmopolitan shops, bars and restaurants.