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32 Instagrams That Will Make You Want To Move To Edinburgh After University

Scotland’s capital is where you need to be.

1. First and foremost, it’s a beautiful city.

And another ☀️ #edinburgh #sunnyday

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2. And is home to the phenomenon that is Salt ‘n’ Sauce.

It’s not quite brown sauce, but it’s not vinegar either. It’s just sauce and it’s 👌

3. You’re not yet too old to enjoy the incredible student hot spots.

We thought it was about time we treated our 1210's to some new accessories. #cabvol #technics #1210s #vinyl

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4. But you can also escape them.

Classy cocktails, anyone?

5. The Fringe Festival would be on your doorstep.

Just the largest performing arts festival in the world. No big deal.

That's certainly one way to #defythenorm! #edfringe

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6. As would Harry Potter’s birthplace.


I'll always await my letter… #harrypotter #jr #scotland

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7. But if that’s not your thing, you don’t have to go far for a bit of culture.

The city is full of the country’s finest museums and galleries.

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8. It’s big but not too big.

With a population of just under 500,000, there’s enough variety without feeling overwhelmed.

9. And it’s waaay cheaper than London.

You can even afford to buy a pint!


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10. It’s full of all the craft beer you could ever want.

11. And some of the best gins. Ever.

12. You could get drunk in a cow shed… 

Cow Shed Seven

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13. Or glam up for George Street.

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14. There’s even a cat cafe.

15. Edinburgh knows how to put on a show.

16. Especially at New Year.

Hogmanay is something else. 🙌

17. There are plenty of great live music venues.

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18. And cosy, traditional Scottish pubs.

Until next time, #Edinburgh. #Scotland

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19. There’s also an amazing LGBTQ scene.

The famous ‘Pink Triangle’ is renowned for its gay bars and clubs.

Pride celebrations in Edinburgh yesterday #onelove #pride #prideedinburgh #colourful #playhouse

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20. It’s easy to travel around the city.

21. Even if public transport isn’t your thing.

22. There’s plenty of greenery.

From the beautiful Botanic Gardens, to the meadows, it’s easy to forget you’re in a city at times.

Wild flower Meadow at Figgate Park this morning #edinburgh

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23. And it’s stunning in all seasons.

#edinburgh #scotland #fringefestival

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24. But especially in winter.

Thinking back on Christmas in Scotland… the townsfolk of Edinburgh sure do know how to celebrate. #🎄#🎡

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25. There are more coffee shops than you’ll ever need.

Come and get it 🍰🍪🍫🍎 #cake #treat #coffee #tea #cakedisplay #rustic #coffeeshop #cafe #polwarth #edinburgh

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26. And amazing food. Everywhere.

27. Including at some of the finest restaurants in the world.

Edinburgh has 5 Michelin starred restaurants (more than any city outside of London).

Some of the tastiest food I've ever had 🤘 #thekitchin

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28. When graduate life becomes too much to handle, you can escape up Arthur’s Seat.

Started from the bottom now we're here

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29. Or just take a wander around the city centre.

30. Because nowhere compares to Edinburgh.

First sunlight hitting the Old Town this morning #Edinburgh

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31. It’s just an all round amazing place to live.

Seeing the festival out with a #bang #edfringe #edinburgh #fireworks

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32. So what are you waiting for?