Things we love:

It is full of little alleyways, castles and old school buildings like you’re straight out of Harry Potter (JK did write The Philosophers Stone in the Elephant Cafe here). It is the world’s number one festival destination - The Fringe Festival is 25 days long! Hogmanay – aka the biggest street party in the world every New Year’s Eve. Men don't wear underwear when wearing a kilt… awesome

Things we wish we’d known:

Don't wear stilettos, the streets are cobbled, which is annoying for the feet but makes the whole place look buff! At 1pm every day a cannon is fired from Edinburgh Castle. Keep an eye out and watch people jump… Edinburgh is one of the most haunted cities in the world. Brewing in the 16th century was usually done by the brewster’s wife, you go girl. One of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th Century Edinburgh was the application of burnt ashes of doves’ crap, nice.