Edinburgh - A welcoming LGBT City in the U.K

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Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is an amazing destination for your gay holidays. The pictures don’t do the city any justice, but I can tell you that the experience is indescribable. This beautiful gay city is painted with incredible landscapes, unique architecture, long and broad streets, and a weather that will make your gay trip incredibly memorable.


I’ve been to Edinburgh twice, and I’m dying to go again. If you’re looking for a place to have a short, comfortable holiday, then Edinburgh is on my list of recommendations. The gay life here is calmer than other parts of the U.K., especially the nightlife. Though, being gay in Scotland is widely accepted. You wouldn’t have to worry or be scared about showing your true colours while you’re enjoying your holidays. Scotland, which is a part of the U.K. is one of the safest places for the LGBTQIA+ community in the world. It’s a city that has some of the top universities, so you might see tons of younger gay boys who love to hang out in Scotland’s gayest district, “Pink Triangle.”


This city is for the gay men who adore and appreciate architecture, art, and culture. When it comes to the gay nightlife, I did find it a bit more relaxed than what I was used to. Usually, straight and homosexual individuals mix together comfortably. It’s a very open-minded community to the point that the members of the LGBTQIA+ community are well-integrated into the society. That’s why there was no need to have clubs or bars that cater just to the gay community. Every bar and club are open to anyone and everyone, no matter your sexual orientation.


Edinburgh is not a city I would recommend if you’re only looking to party. Though, it’s perfect for gay travellers who look for a quiet time and a place to recharge. Edinburgh is usually cloudy and rainy, so prepare yourselves for that. I was lucky in that sense. On my trip, I was enjoying the sun and you might too. Pack some warm clothes because they could come in handy no matter what the season is.


I hope you have an incredible time!

Recommendations

Hotels

Even though Edinburgh doesn’t have gay hotels or accommodations that strictly target gay men, the city is very gay-friendly and incredibly open-minded. I have no doubt that you will be comfortable, no matter where you stay.


The gay nightlife is centered around the area “Pink Triangle.” So, I would recommend finding something close-by or, at least, in close proximity.


Check out some of the useful websites I included below. You can find some great accommodation options with one of the most popular gay accommodation platforms:


ALVA HOUSE - Gay friendly house


1. Misterbandb


2. Booking.com


3. Agoda


4. Hostelworld


5. Hotels.com


6. Expedia


7. Wotif


8. Hostelbookers


9. Lastminute


10. Kayak


If you need more help, please contact me!

Bars/Clubs/Saunas

As I mentioned many times before, Edinburgh is a very open-minded city. No one cares about your sexuality or gender, as long as you’re a lovely person. That’s why the nightlife is enjoyed by both straight people and homosexuals alike. You won’t find gay bars or gay clubs because the LGBTQIA+ community are welcome in any bar or club in the city. It may be quieter than other cities such as: Manchester, London, or Brighton.


To enjoy a night out in the city of Edinburgh, check out some of the places below:


  1.  Planet Bar & Kitchen

2. CC Blooms


3. Regent Bar


4. Cafe Habana - Website unavailable


5. The Street - Website unavailable


6. Victoria Bar


7. The Dagda Bar


8. The Pound Edinburgh - Gay Sauna


I hope you have a lovely time out there



Transport

Edinburg is a well connected gay city with the rest of the world by one of the U.K. busiest airport called Edinburg Airport.


The Airport is close to the city   (about 9miles) and very easy to get to.


From the Airport to the city


 - by bus Airlink 100


- by tram


- by train


- by taxi


Also, Edinburgh has a great connection with many U.K cities and towns via train and buss. It is also very close to Glasgow and Belfast (Northern Ireland capital).


Below are some of the best airlines which connect Europe and the World :

  1. British Airways - U.K National Airline.

2. Lufthansa - National German Airline.


3. Air France - National French Airline.


4. KLM - National Dutch Airline


5. SWISS - National Swiss Airline


(one opinion based on the number of flights and destinations worldwide). 


Some of the most useful sites to book flights are:


1. Skyscanner


2. Kayak


3. Lastminute


4. Momondo


5. Opodo


If you need more help, please contact me!


Have a safe journey!

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