|| 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.