A Proud Capital City Of Scotland – Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the Royal and ancient capital of Scotland, is a proud capital city of Scotland and is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Built on the remains of an extinct volcano, the castle is the main landmark along with the nearby hill known as Arthur’s Seat.
The ancient Royal Mile with its cobbled streets forms the backbone of the Medieval Old Town and leads from the Palace of Holyroodhouse (HM The Queen’s official residence in Scotland) all the way to Edinburgh Castle.
Stunning Skyline you could never imagine
There are fantastic vistas from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle which dominates the skyline, and from Arthur’s Seat, a peak of 820ft, that forms part of Holyrood Park – a wild piece of landscape in the centre of the city.
World’s Leading Festival city
Not only a capital city, Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world, home to the phenomenal summer festivals, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Great theatres and sports centres host many international festivals and events, including the world-famous Edinburgh Festival.
Bags of History
The historic city is filled with fabulous attractions, from its 900-year-old castle to the National Museum of Scotland. Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there’s no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.
Experience the Scottish Culture
The city attracts many international visitors with its historic streets, excellent shopping and lively events. Get a taste of Scottish culture by listening to the local accent, see the clan tartans, visit the whisky distilleries and listen to bagpipe playing on the streets.
Where Past And Present Collide
With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving. Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you’ll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur’s Seat standing proudly next to each other. And that’s just one example!
Shop till you drop
The main shopping street today is Princess Street, which is lined with shops, galleries and museums. The cultural capital of Scotland is often referred to as the Athens of the North. You can also Shop in George Street, one of Edinburgh’s smartest shopping thoroughfares; in Harvey Nichols; or in Multrees Walk the city’s ‘designer boulevard’.
The medieval lanes, elegant terraces, hidden kirkyards, stepped and narrow alleys beg to be explored by foot. Most of Edinburgh’s top sights, finest restaurants, best shops, are all within 20 minutes walk of the central station.
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