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Simon Hill, Edinburgh Local Expert

About Simon

Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

After leaving Edinburgh University, he worked in the games industry for seven years before embarking on a full-time writing career. He also married and had two children along the way.

Simon is a freelance writer with many years of experience. He has covered a wide variety of topics online and in print, including technology, video games, history, movies and travel.

Special Interests

Simon knows a lot about:

  • Scottish history
  • Discovering great pubs (bars)
  • Travel technology

Simon's Special Recommendations for Edinburgh

Simon says, "Don't leave Edinburgh without having a picnic in Princes Street Gardens and a saunter down the Royal Mile.”

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