Visiting a new city can be daunting but if you’re planning a break in the Scottish capital, you’ll find there’s no shortage of nifty apps to help you live like a local and navigate your way through the city with ease. Here are 5 of the best Edinburgh apps we recommend you download for your first visit.
If you’re planning to use public transport, we recommend downloading the Transport for Edinburgh app. With a built-in route tracker and real time updates on buses and trams, it will help you navigate your way around the city with ease. No need to carry around loose change as the handy mobile ticketing feature allows you to purchase virtual tickets on your phone. Simply show your device to the driver and you’ll be on your way. Getting from a-to-b has never been easier! Download for free here.
For those times when a bus simply won’t suffice, the Central Taxis app takes the stress out of booking a cab. Skip to the front of the queue and plan your journey at just the touch of a button. Pay using the app and receive an automatic e-receipt. Save your most used locations or let the app find you with its built-in GPS. The ‘Buddy Me’ feature even lets friends track each other for added security. Download for free here.
Explore the Scottish capital like never before with the Scotland VR app. Navigate your way around an interactive map of some of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions and historic landmarks, before taking a 360 degree tour around each. Perfect for planning adventures and getting your bearings before you arrive, the app can be used with or without a headset and all from the comfort of home! Download for free here.
One for all you budding photographers out there, the Edinburgh Photo Guide app is a whistle-stop tour around the city’s best photography hotspots. Guiding the user towards some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks, it offers historic information plus key tips on how to get the most from your shot. Choose from a variety of pre-made tours or even customise your own! Download for free here.
Of course, we couldn’t complete this list without recommending our very own Fountain Court app! Our helpful concierge app lets you manage your stay from the palm of your hand. Discover local eateries and nearby attractions or request additional services like breakfast or late check-out. The app contains comprehensive knowledge about each of our properties, including contact details and addresses of local amenities such as supermarkets, tram stops and banks. You can even leave in-house feedback, to help us make your stay even more enjoyable! Download for free here.
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