Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and one of the best known cities on earth. It is the most popular tourist destination in Scotland; a vibrant modern city but also packed with history, charisma and charm. Search for accommodation at Booking.com.
Edinburgh’s city centre is built around the Castle Rock – topped by the iconic Edinburgh Castle – and the other long extinct volcanic hills of the area such as Arthur’s Seat. From the Castle, the Royal Mile descends eastwards to the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace). To the north, below the Castle Rock, Waverley Station and the rail line, Princes Street Gardens, and main shopping street of Princes Street, lie in parallel. To the north of the city is the Firth of Forth where the River Forth flows out into the North Sea. Here the 19th century Forth Bridge (rail bridge) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and probably the finest man-made structure in Scotland. It sits side by side with the Forth Road Bridge and the recently added Queensferry Crossing bridge, each an icon of design and engineering for their respective times. The Lothians; west, mid and east are the areas including and surrounding Edinburgh and have a rich heritage, rolling country side and varied coastline with masses to see and do.
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