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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Oh Really Creative t/a Word of Mouth Travels; Updated version of first edition edition (30 July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0955752906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955752902
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 12.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,144 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book… is a distillation of the kind of places and events visitors often miss out on. Interviews with "local legends", from Gavin Hastings to DJ Trendy Wendy, and suggestions for places to go to match mood, budget and times of day are all presented in a beautifully produced work (step forward designer Claire Dowling) that could just as easily serve as a memento of a visit to Edinburgh as a practical guide when tourists are actually here." --The Scotsman

In the Romantic section, tips include taking a lucky partner for some "canal boat canoodling" - hiring a rowing boat from the Edinburgh Canal Society, just off Ashley Terrace in Morningside.

With other sections including "Drink and be merry" and "All you can eat", the new guide, from first-time publishers Word of Mouth Travels, promises a bonanza of tips covering most activities. --Evening News

TWO FIRST-TIME publishers from Edinburgh have started what one industry expert has called a "revolution" with the world's first organic travel guide. All the content in The Locals' Guide to Edinburgh, published last week, from the design to the writing, is sourced locally and aims to give visitors an alternative view of the city far from the madding tourist crowds. --Sunday Herald

In the Romantic section, tips include taking a lucky partner for some "canal boat canoodling" - hiring a rowing boat from the Edinburgh Canal Society, just off Ashley Terrace in Morningside.

With other sections including "Drink and be merry" and "All you can eat", the new guide, from first-time publishers Word of Mouth Travels, promises a bonanza of tips covering most activities. --Evening News

TWO FIRST-TIME publishers from Edinburgh have started what one industry expert has called a "revolution" with the world's first organic travel guide. All the content in The Locals' Guide to Edinburgh, published last week, from the design to the writing, is sourced locally and aims to give visitors an alternative view of the city far from the madding tourist crowds. --Sunday Herald

In the Romantic section, tips include taking a lucky partner for some "canal boat canoodling" - hiring a rowing boat from the Edinburgh Canal Society, just off Ashley Terrace in Morningside.

With other sections including "Drink and be merry" and "All you can eat", the new guide, from first-time publishers Word of Mouth Travels, promises a bonanza of tips covering most activities. --Evening News

TWO FIRST-TIME publishers from Edinburgh have started what one industry expert has called a "revolution" with the world's first organic travel guide. All the content in The Locals' Guide to Edinburgh, published last week, from the design to the writing, is sourced locally and aims to give visitors an alternative view of the city far from the madding tourist crowds. --Sunday Herald

In the Romantic section, tips include taking a lucky partner for some "canal boat canoodling" - hiring a rowing boat from the Edinburgh Canal Society, just off Ashley Terrace in Morningside.

With other sections including "Drink and be merry" and "All you can eat", the new guide, from first-time publishers Word of Mouth Travels, promises a bonanza of tips covering most activities. --Evening News

TWO FIRST-TIME publishers from Edinburgh have started what one industry expert has called a "revolution" with the world's first organic travel guide. All the content in The Locals' Guide to Edinburgh, published last week, from the design to the writing, is sourced locally and aims to give visitors an alternative view of the city far from the madding tourist crowds. --Sunday Herald

In the Romantic section, tips include taking a lucky partner for some "canal boat canoodling" - hiring a rowing boat from the Edinburgh Canal Society, just off Ashley Terrace in Morningside.

With other sections including "Drink and be merry" and "All you can eat", the new guide, from first-time publishers Word of Mouth Travels, promises a bonanza of tips covering most activities. --Evening News

TWO FIRST-TIME publishers from Edinburgh have started what one industry expert has called a "revolution" with the world's first organic travel guide. All the content in The Locals' Guide to Edinburgh, published last week, from the design to the writing, is sourced locally and aims to give visitors an alternative view of the city far from the madding tourist crowds. --Sunday Herald

From the Publisher

We've asked everyone we know in Edinburgh to tell us exactly what makes home special; which eateries, bars, shops and walks they absolutely couldn't live without. And then we asked some more. We invited local legends to guide you through the city, and they'll be speaking directly to you from the pages of the book. Maybe you are visitor keen to avoid the `tourist trail', or a local resident willing to try new things. Take the locals' word for it and check out their stories, tips and thoughts.

Welcome to Edinburgh , you've arrived...

p.s. - We have a no advertising policy. Instead, places are featured on merit alone, either because they're unique, inspiring or run by people who genuinely care about their trade. This book has been written, designed and photographed by Edinburgh-based folk and printed in Scotland.


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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By I. F. King on 16 May 2008
Format: Paperback
If your going to visit Edinburgh don't even think about doing it without this guide, you'd miss so much - I actually used to live in Edinburgh for a while and I didn't know a quarter of this.

Instead of listing tons of bars and restaurants, this book picks places and things to do according to your mood. There's a great section on things to do if it's a cold day and things to do on a romantic outing, the best pubs for a quiet chat, etc etc. And the thing I really liked is that it's all written and photographed by locals - beautiful and stylish to look at too... Definite a great buy if your visiting or if you live there.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Pixie Rach on 20 Jan. 2008
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i've just come back from a fab weekend in edinburgh thanks to the locals' guide. not only did it give me the low down on all the cool places to hang out but i could walk along the street holding it without feeling like a tourist - i loved the design because it doesn't look like an ordinary guide book - more like a funky note book or journal. Plus, it's small enough to fit in a handbag but still contains all the info you need. Genius.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Becca on 24 Jan. 2008
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Like all the best bits of Lonely Planet but beautifully packaged and designed. It's obviously written by someone with real love for their fair city and the people within it.
Like having a really amazing tour guide who knows all the best bars, restaurants and attractions that he doens't normally show to the tourists but he likes the look of you so he'll let you in on the cities secrets.
With little interviews with people who live in Edinburgh reccomending their favourtie haunts this is such a personal guide, almost like it's been tailored to your every off the beaten track need.
A little gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By big movie fan on 7 Dec. 2011
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The product looked good and I quite enjoyed reading it before my trip to Edinburgh. It was my first trip and I found my lonely planet guide much more useful. Particularly because we would be in an area and the restaurant I fancied in the book would be no where near my current location. I would not reccomd this book for a first time visit.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ceridwen x on 29 April 2009
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Really well thought out book! Doesn't look like a guide and provides different ideas for places to visit, eat at and things to do. I only stayed in Edinburgh for a couple of nights but managed to take up quite a few of the suggestions and none of them disappointed!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richard H. Edlmann on 6 Aug. 2009
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We have just been in Edinburgh for a visit and there is no doubt that this is the best guide book available. It is so different from the run of the mill type stuff, giving a real flavour for the people and places of this superb city. I can't think of a better city to visit in Europe, and equally can't think of a better guide to see Edinburgh through. Atmosphere drips from the pages, and my only disappointment was that I didn;t get to meet some of the people who provided the input for the guide. Thanks guys - when are you doing the rest of the world..!?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr Dot on 24 Nov. 2009
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A good book for those who have been to Edinburgh before and want to explore more of the city away from the main tourist bits. That being said the main tourist bits in Edinburgh are brilliant especially the castle, Holyrood etc. If this is your first time and you want to do the main sites this book isn't for you unless you buy a more standard guide and map as well. This was my sixth visit and I found it useful and interesting - and it made me want to return.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lady JT on 29 July 2014
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Full of lovely useful tid bits but the typeface is just too small. I think the challenge that many over 50's experience with small print hasn't even entered the awareness of the publisher. I can read it with my glasses on sitting under a reading light but in normal daylight I'd really struggle. Such a shame.
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