Edinburgh - Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and arguably most famous for the Edinburgh Festival. Taking place every August, the festival is a cultural explosion with the population of Edinburgh doubling with festival visitors and performers. However, Edinburgh has a lot more to offer and there is nowhere better to take it in than Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle can be busy but is worth the wait, inside you can see the Scottish Crown jewels, Prisons of War Exhibition, the Stone of Destiny and the One o' Clock Gun. If you stay in Edinburgh's Old Town you will have many of the most famous sights within walking distance. A good place to start is the Royal Mile - from here you can enjoy the wide variety of shops or why not take a scary diversion by going underground to visit Real Mary King's Close, a 17th century street that has been lost for hundreds of years!
Perched on top of Castle Rock, Edinburgh Castle is the most popular attraction in Edinburgh. More...
Street is accessible by ticket only, allowing access into During the street party Princes Street is accessible. More...
The largest wildlife attraction in Scotland set in lovely parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh. More...
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City Centre Hotels
Princes Street is Edinburgh's main shopping street and mainly closed to cars. Choose a city centre hotel More...
Murrayfield hosts many sporting events and is home to the Scottish Rugby team. Find your Murrayfield hotel More...
Edinburgh Airport is 5 miles west of Edinburgh City Centre. View a wide selection of Airport Hotels More...
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Edinburgh fun facts
Shaken not stirred
Sir Sean Connery was born in 1930 in Edinburgh. His first job was an Edinburgh milkman!
Edinburgh's link with Rome
Edinburgh, like Rome is built on seven hills!
In 1566, Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI in Edinburgh Castle.
JK Rowling wrote her first book in Nicholson's, an Edinburgh coffee shop.
Ringing the changes
Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the first telephone, was born in Edinburgh.