They say that the world has been made a smaller place thanks to technology. But if you head outside and take a look for yourself, you will probably discover that everything is pretty much the same size! What digital technology has done, however, is help us to get lost less and discover more of the sights and sounds we love.
If you make your home in Quartermile, there are a number of apps that can help you navigate your way around Edinburgh. With each of the different seasons offering something unique, you will no doubt want to make the most of the fact that your luxury apartment is right in the heart of all the fun.
Here are just a few of our favourite mobile apps to help steer you to your favourite events, exhibitions, buildings and parks.
What often draws people to Edinburgh is its sense of history. A day out alone with the Edinburgh World Heritage City App lets you discover the stories of residents past and the real historical value of its ancient buildings. From the Medieval Old Town to Georgian New Town, Edinburgh is packed with history.
The app allows you to explore this amazing UNESCO World Heritage site and discover as many of the 4,000 historic buildings as you can. Pass a building of significance and the app offers audio clips documenting the landmark’s past residents and events. The app also features four city tours complete with maps and photographs to help you along.
The Welcome Scotland app is a must-have for visitors and locals alike. Proud to call itself the ‘most comprehensive and in-depth FREE Scottish travel guide available’ it services up a multitude of attractions and recreational activities at the touch of a screen. With endless information on where best to eat, stay and the best things to do all over Scotland this app can help you make the best of any day out in Edinburgh, come rain or shine. The app is packed with discounts and offers helping to make day trips that bit more manageable.
The app also works offline, making it perfect for getaways in the more remote corners of the country. Once you have downloaded this app you won’t know how you ever lived without it.
This award-winning app is not only free, but is arguably the most comprehensive travel app you can access. Travelling is not always the most fun part of any excursion. In fact, it can be the most stressful part of your day, if you aren’t sure of where you are heading. But the Traveline Scotland can help you get to your destination no matter what form of transport you are taking. With timetables and routes across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and even as far as Inverness and Orkney this app leaves no transportation stone unturned. There is even something for cyclists – with a cycle journey planner powered by CycleStreets available too.
Whilst Edinburgh World Heritage app is perfect for a wander in the city, Historic Scotland’s app is more suited for those days you want a solid plan. With essential information on Scotland’s most historic attractions across all of Historic Scotland’s 78 manned venues, this handy app also provides details of admission prices, opening times and everything in-between to plan your trip.
For a spontaneous trip the ‘What’s near me?’ feature allows you to find attractions within a 50km radius of your current location. For a more scheduled trip, a search by region or category allows you to tailor your perfect day out.