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Tips on Edinburgh Warnings or Dangers – Stay Safe!

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Edinburgh Warnings and Dangers

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, full of hills, hiking, and additional forms of entertainment for tourists, When planning a trip to Edinburgh, remain cautious of potential scams, including beggar scams and from individuals who seem overly-nice and genuine.

Grave Robbers

One of the biggest issues in Edinburgh is that grave robbing still exists. Digging up graves and removing valuables from others who are deceased is not only despicable but it is also considered a crime. If you are walking in a graveyard during the night and notice suspicious behavior, be sure to call the police to the scene rather than attempting to take matters into your own hands (as you may not know just how dangerous these criminals are in everyday life).

The Old Parts of Edinburgh

Beggars and scammers are on the rise, which is why you should be aware of your surroundings when traveling through Edinburgh, even if you have been to the capital in the past. Walking and hiking trails have seen an increase in robberies, muggings, and beating throughout the area. It is also important to travel in groups or other friends who enjoy walking and hiking the trails to become less of a target so you are able to enjoy your time spent outdoors getting necessary exercise.

If you encounter beggars in the streets, it is best to give food and other supplies to help them to get back on their feet. Some beggars only take money, and may be aggravated at your offer, causing an argument. If a beggar begins begging for money or harassing you for more, walk away from him or her. Ignoring beggars is another way for you to remain less bothered when trying to reach your final destination.

False Advertising

Some stores such as Role Mile Factory Outlet promises customers a discount to $15 to $30 percent off of all merchandise. However, this is simply not true. Upon shopping in the market and reading reviews from customers who use their cell phones, there is proof that the product sold in the marketplace is often the same cost anywhere else in the world, quickly giving the location a bad review from plenty of tourists and regulars looking for a deal.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings or dangers in Edinburgh. 

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