Edinburgh named best city to visit in the world

Council Leader Cammy Day has welcomed Edinburgh's number one ranking in the Time Out Index 2022.

The Capital has topped a list of 53 cities based on interviews with more than 20,000 people about life in their home towns by Time Out magazine.

Edinburgh scored highly across the board, coming top for both the number of residents who thought the city was beautiful (95%) and those who deemed it walkable (93%), as well as 88% saying it is easiest to express who you are.

Council Leader Cammy Day said: 

It’s fantastic that Edinburgh has topped the Time Out Index as the best city to visit in the world right now. I’m incredibly proud to call Edinburgh my home and its clear so many other people also want to spend time in this beautiful city.
Not only is the Capital stunning, but it’s extremely walkable, filled with historical charm and green spaces and diverse in its outlook. That’s not to mention our vibrant cultural scene, programme of festivals and thriving hospitality industry, which attract so many people here every year.
All this is despite an extremely challenging couple of years, which businesses, festivals and hospitality venues have weathered. It’s our outstanding mix of restaurants, cafes and bars, green spaces, events and attractions, shops and hotels - and every single person who works in these industries - who we have to thank for the city’s continued appeal.

Find out more about the Time Out Index 2022 online.

Published: July 11th 2022