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Visitor's Guide to Edinburgh

Visitor's Guide to Edinburgh With this heady mix of historic grandeur and Euro-modern panache hugged by countryside and coastline, Edinburgh has so much to offer visitors and locals alike.

The capital, found on the east coast of Scotland, is not only historically fascinating but architecturally beautiful, culturally rich and socially vibrant.

Also known as the ‘Athens of the North’ for its uncanny resemblance to the Greek capital, the city is built on seven hills and an extinct volcano, which conjures a striking skyline as the famous castle casts a watchful eye over the city’s inhabitants.

The city itself is distinctly split into two opposing forces by the main thoroughfare, Princess Street, with the Old Town to the east and the New town to the north between the castle and the Firth of Forth. The Old Town is home to Edinburgh Castle [map], two palaces and a host of ghosts, while in the New town you’ll find the National Gallery [map] and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. However, both have an historical and cultural richness, which has been recognised by its World Heritage Site status.

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Culture Guide

Edinburgh Tattoo The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a worldwide favourite televised in 30 countries to an audience of more than 100 million viewers. Click here for more information on the Scottish capital’s best-known event...   Edinburgh Culture Guide Edinburgh holds the cultural soul of Scotland with many national galleries and museums finding a home in the capital…

Edinburgh History

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Edinburgh history As one of the longest continually inhabited places in Northern Europe, much of what makes Edinburgh intriguing can be attributed to it’s rich past...   Bathing in Edinburgh If you can possibly tear yourself from the hustle of the city then not too far away you’ll find character and calm...

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