Lonely Planet Edinburgh starts with an interesting history of the city, highlighted with coloured photos. General information on travelling in Britain follows.
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The "Things to do and see" section divides Edinburgh into several areas to make it easier to find your way around. Lots of practical information and details are included. Locations, opening hours and phone numbers are listed along with highlights of attractions.
The "Places to Stay" section lists hostels, guesthouses and hotels with their addresses, phone numbers and prices.
"Eating", "Shopping" and "Entertainment" are other handy sections that will help make those decisions easier.
Coloured maps at the back of the book locate the eateries, accommodations and attractions mentioned in the guide.
A great feature is the Excursions" section, which lists attractions and information on the Scottish regions around Edinburgh. As usual, the attention to detail found in the Lonely Planet guides will help to smooth the way in planning your journey and enjoying it once you arrive.