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Edinburgh

Festive and Cultural Capital of Scotland

Located on the southern coast of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is one of the great city destinations in Europe and a highlight of any visit to the British Isles. Ancient capital of Scotland and now home to the new Scottish Parliament (completed in 2004), Edinburgh bristles with a spectacular collection of must-see buildings. From atop Castle Rock, the imposing fortress of Edinburgh Castle (parts of which date from the twelfth century) looms over the skyline and offers panoramic views over the city and surroundings. At the opposite end of the bustling Royal Mile lies the Palace of Holyroodhouse, official Scottish residence of the British monarch. Perfect for exploring on foot, the atmospheric Old Town and the Georgian "New Town" combine to form a living UNESCO World Heritage site. For those with more time (and energy), a clamber up Arthur's Seat yields yet more superb views over the city. Edinburgh is also a major player when it comes to live entertainment and culture. Over the summer months, the city’s population swells as it plays host to an impressive collection of international events, notably the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (modern performing arts and comedy), the Edinburgh International Festival (classical performing arts and theatre), and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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Weekend in Edinburgh

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If you time your weekend in Edinburgh right, you could find yourself in the midst of ‘the Festival’, or the music/performance festival ‘F...

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Top 10 Things to do in Edinburgh

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    The crowning symbol of Scotland's capital. You really must visit this castle. The chapel dates fro...

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Latest Edinburgh reviews (11)

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  • -5
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  • awesome city to visit for 2 or more days!
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  • Whiski on the Royal Mile is a good place to grab a bite. Loved their haggis-topped cheeseburger and selection of local ales and ciders.
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    fantastic
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    Charming town
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    Beautiful city, not only the old part but also the new one. It is quite good during Christmas because of the spectacular decoration. The German Market is pretty nice and the skatering in Princess Street. I really recommend it!
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  • A really nice town, international with the festival, young with Fringe and ... where to feel at home!
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    A city where as soon as I arrive, I feel at home.
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    Impressive.
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    Beautiful and interesting city. Especially the annual Millitary Tattoo is unparalleled, I recommend for logding the trailer park in the East (with Bus connection to Edinburgh).
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  • Edinburgh is a great stay for Halloween: The annual parade and events feel like a time-wrap into old pagan times!
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