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Simon Hill, Edinburgh Local Expert

About Simon

Simon Hill

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.”

10Best Lists by Simon Hill

Dine Out in Leith for the Best Meals in Edinburgh
10Best List

Leith has served the port of Edinburgh officially since 1329 and it lies on the south shore of the Firth of Forth in the north of the city. It played host to a number of industries over the years, but in the late...