Edinburgh is the largest city and capital of Scotland making this a major financial and trade center, along with being a great coliving destination. For digital nomads, Scotland has probably never crossed your mind, but it is growing in popularity with many digital nomads looking for a temporary home. The city metro is home to just shy of one million and pressed up against the waterfront for you and the locals to enjoy. Edinburgh has everything you would expect from a modern yet historical city.
Edinburgh is home to some amazing theaters to catch a live show, and not just shows but many live venues and live music as well, so finding a new favorite pub with live music won't be too hard here. There are also world-class shopping centers and department stores here. Most of the same high-end stores such as Gucci and Burberry that you would find in London can be found here as well.
Compared to UK standards, Edinburgh is quite expensive to live in, but not as expensive as London. Finding a coliving space on the outskirts can save you some money and with the great public transport here, you can get almost anywhere you need to go. Even though cars are popular, there is also an amazing bus system and a rail system that doesn't just take you all around the city - it can take you all around the country. The international airport here is the busiest and main gateway in Scotland, with direct flights all around the world, so you can easily get away on holiday or take a short mini-break.
Fun facts about Edinburgh:
- Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano
- J.K. Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter in an Edinburgh café
- The Encyclopedia Britannica was first produced in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world
- The Edinburgh Comedy Festival is attended by thousands each year and features some of the best comedians in the world – it’s a must-see!