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Solo Female Travel in Edinburgh

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About Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a beautiful and historic city located in Scotland. The city is home to many iconic landmarks, such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the National Museum of Scotland. Visitors can explore the city's cobblestone streets, visit its many museums and galleries, and enjoy its lively nightlife. Edinburgh is also known for its festivals, including the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Hi, I'm Yizhuo, 22 years old, a student at the University of Edinburgh. I hope to travel around Europe and meet different people this year. I'd like to meet some new mates and travel together.😊


Hi! I’m an abroad student at the University of Edinburgh and I’ve been traveling around a little. I’m headed to Switzerland in a week!


I love road trips, long walks, hiking, camping and travelling around the world. I love observing people and their personal, cultural, social, religious, economic, gender, cognitive motives. I am passionate about learning from the diversity of human beings and update myself to get out from my comfort zone and create another one.

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Upcoming visitors to Edinburgh



Hi there! I am 26, trying to get comfortable solo-traveling and meeting new, interesting people from all over the World. I like hiking, dancing, relaxing and trying all kinds of food. Would love to find someone to join me during these activities (especially the food part😀)

Experiences from Edinburgh

Overall rating

4.6 /5

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March 11, 2023

Group travel experience

I loved Edinburgh. I was there with friends. I thought it was easy to find my way around and I walked around a lot. We went to the castle, some museums and drank beer. I thought Frankenstein's Bier Keller was fun. We took the train to Stirling to see the Wallace Monument.

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December 12, 2022

Solo travel experience

I spent a week in Edinburgh and it was amazing. I felt everything was decently priced and not overly expensive. Every one was super friendly. I stayed at castle rock hostel, they always had something fun to do and I meet so many people. Also did a 3 day tour of the highlands. It was such a great experience.

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November 26, 2022

I visited the castle, an illusions place opposite. The national museum, art gallery, the cathedral, did a horror walking tour and went to the zoo. All within walking distance wandering through gardens. Had an amazing time recommend all also if you have time Arthur’s seat is recommended I didn’t have time for that unfortunately. The cafes in these places are cute and less busy than the main cafes and restaurants. Also felt very safe walking around at night, I was walking around at midnight.

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November 24, 2022

Local experience

If you’re looking for touristy things, definitely go to the castle and after, you can walk down the royal mile towards holyrood palace and even climb Arthur’s seat if you’d like! the national gallery on princes street is also lovely, and the modern art galleries are just outside the city centre near Stockbridge - which is also a lovely part of town. From there you can also visit the botanical gardens, or walk along the water of leith back into town via dean village (a picturesque setting). I also love the national history museum, which is near the grass market, which is a great place to grab a drink with the view of the castle. If you want to explore outside of Edinburgh, I would recommend North Berwick just east of Edinburgh, or St Andrews and the east coast of fife.

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November 20, 2022

Local experience

I live in Edinburgh it's a brilliant city with loads to do. Climb Arthur's Seat if the weather is nice. Walking up Carlton Hill is easy and you get an awesome view of the city and across the water. Visit Portobello beach if you have time and get a slice of Civerinos pizza! Ice cream parlour in the Grass Market call Mary's Milk bar is worth a stop. Maybe do a ghost tour! Most of all have fun cruising about enjoying the city! Also for food Ting Thai Caravan is central, delicious, well priced, and if it's nice you could get it to take away and sit in the Meadows.

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November 12, 2022

Edinburgh is amazing. Find some walking tours. Tour the castle. The Black Bill Tavern on Grassmarket is fun. The dungeons of Edinburgh is a fun tour. Also check into Rabbis tours up to the highlands. They are day tours and you will see a lot.

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November 5, 2022

Edinburgh is such a lovely city to just stroll and explore. Must see places: Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, St Giles Cathedral, the Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Prince’s Street, Rose Street, Royal Yacht Britannia, Arthur’s Seat.

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November 4, 2022

I’m from an hour south of Edinburgh so basically grew up around the city! go to camera obscura 100% its sick! go up to the castle and explore it!!! the hop on hop off bus is actually quite good, gives you a load of history about Edinburgh and makes it easy to see everything - you can walk but Edinburgh is built on old volcanos and its HILLY!gotta walk the royal mile just to say you’ve been there (and you’ll def see plenty pipers!) - the museum is actually pretty cool, and its really pretty inside! grassmarket is super lovely too, and if its sunny, nothing beats a picnic in princes street gardens, just gonna say bring clothes for every weather occasion it might be pouring rain or blistering sun, we can never predict it! Naked Bakery has some absolutely gorgeous cakes&food as well (very aesthetic and instagram friendly plus tastes so good) and everyone in there is so lovely

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September 25, 2022

Itinerary: Day 1: Glasgow Day 2: Glasgow Day 3: Oban Day 4: Oban Day 5: Fort William/Glencoe Day 6: Fort William/Glencoe Day 7: Inverness Day 8: Inverness Day 9: Edinburgh Day 10: Edinburgh Day 11: Edinburgh Safety: Scotland is a safe and welcoming nation. Recommendations: Scotland is probably the most beautiful place I've ever been to.

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September 25, 2022

Itinerary: Day 1 - Glasgow Day 2 - Glasgow Day 3 - Loch Ness Day 4 - Isle of Skye Day 5 - Edinburgh Day 6 – Edinburgh Safety: I've never felt more safe in my life than in northern Scotland and in the highlands. Recommendations: Scotland is absolutely stunning. The food is great, the architecture is amazing and the people are very friendly.

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September 25, 2022

Itinerary: Day 1 Glasgow Day 2 Edinburg Day 3 Sterling Day 4 Fort Williams Day 5 Isle of Sky Day 6 Isle of Sky Day 7 Glasgow Safety: Scotland was gorgeous, safe, and easy for me. Recommendations: Scotland is incredible beautiful

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September 25, 2022

Itinerary: 2 days in Edinburgh 1 day in Loch Ness 1 day in Inverness 2 days in Skye 1 day in Oban 2 days in Glasgow Safety: I felt more safe backpacking in Scotland than I do back home. Recommendations: Scotland is magical and unreal.

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September 23, 2022

Things to do: - Dean Village - Calton Hill - Circus Lane - Victoria Street - Scott Monument - Armchair Books - Ross Fountain - Edinburgh Castle - Old Town - Writer’s Museum Safety: I always felt very safe. Recommendations: Edinburgh is great. It's one of my favorite cities.

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September 16, 2022

Things to do: - Victoria Street - Scott Monument - Calton Hill - Armchair Books - Circus Lane Safety: Edinburgh is safe but like any city in the world you need to be careful walking alone at night. Recommendations: Edinburgh is my favourite city in the UK. Incredibly walkable and there is a lot of hiking and scenic places around the city.

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September 15, 2022

Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, walk the Royal Mile, do the Harry Potter walking tour (if you’re a fan), visit Leith and see the Royal ship Britannia, maybe take a tour north to the highlands if that strikes your fancy. Edinburgh Bike Tours is also a blast! Consider hiking Arthur’s Seat … it’s the one thing I didn’t do but wish I had.

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Get answers to your travel questions

Frequently asked questions

Is Edinburgh safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, Edinburgh is generally safe for solo female travellers. However, as with any city, it is important to take the usual safety precautions. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Edinburgh good for solo travel?

Yes, Edinburgh is a great destination for solo travelers. The city is very safe and easy to navigate, and there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy. There are also plenty of cafes, restaurants, and pubs to explore, and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

Is Edinburgh expensive for solo travellers?

Yes, Edinburgh can be expensive for solo travellers. Accommodation, food, and transportation can all be costly. However, there are ways to save money, such as staying in hostels, eating at budget restaurants, and taking public transportation.

What to do in Edinburgh solo?

Explore the Royal Mile

Take a stroll down the Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of the Old Town, and explore the many shops, pubs, and restaurants.

Visit Edinburgh Castle

Take a tour of the castle and learn about its history and the many battles that have taken place there.

Take a Ghost Tour

Edinburgh is known for its haunted history, so take a ghost tour and learn about the city’s spooky past.

Visit the National Museum of Scotland

Explore the many exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of Scotland’s history.

Take a Hike

Take a hike in the nearby hills and enjoy the stunning views of the city.

Visit the Royal Botanic Garden

Explore the many plants and flowers in the garden and take a stroll through the grounds.

Visit the National Gallery of Scotland

View the many works of art from the past and present.

Take a Food Tour

Taste some of the best food in the city on a food tour.

Visit the Edinburgh Zoo

Spend the day at the zoo.

Take a Day Trip

Take a day trip to nearby towns and cities and explore the sights and attractions.

Is Edinburgh safe to travel alone?

Yes, Edinburgh is generally considered to be a safe city to travel alone. However, as with any city, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Be sure to stay in well-lit areas at night, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, and keep your valuables secure.

Is Edinburgh safe at night?

Yes, Edinburgh is generally considered safe at night. However, as with any city, it is always best to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to ensure your safety.

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