The hilly city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and the seventh most populous city in the whole of the United Kingdom. The rich soil of the city is blessed with intense greenery and jaw-dropping beauty of countryside stretches. The scenic views are complimented with a medieval vibe that resonates with gothic culture. The city has a plethora of interesting sights like castles, neoclassical buildings, glorious gardens, and so on. The city is wrapped in an envelope of warmth and love throughout the year because of its kind services and gentle hospitality of the people. There is always something happening in every nook of the city, all you need to do is pay a visit and see for yourself.
Edinburgh is known for its medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town. It truly represents the best of both worlds. The renaissance ambience has perfect blemishes of the contemporary world. Amidst the unfamiliarity of being in a new city, you will still feel like home. The city is rich in Scottish culture and heritage. It hosts an array of plays, musical shows and even literacy around the month of August. So, plan your vacation accordingly because the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has a lot to offer!
Explore the enchanting streets of the city as you hum along with the music of bagpipes. The museums, quaint boutiques, authentic gardens, farm-to-table cuisine, picturesque lowlands, as well as the official Queen’s residence add an enhanced flavour to your experience. The 16th-century alleyway is known to hold some dark secrets of the city, this serves as a pure fantasy like delight to history buffs. Edinburgh has its own eerie charm that can easily get under your skin. So, forget about every day 9 am drive to your office and cut yourself some slack. You deserve a vacation in the woeful city of Edinburgh.
The magnificent Castle, stands tall as a stunning historic structure is built on an extinct volcano over hundreds of years. The castle is the city’s pride as it is Britain’s most visited tourist attraction. The beautiful fortress’s head dominates the entire skyline of the city brilliantly marking the historic significance of the city. It even has a dog cemetery in it. The place is one of the best options for you to spend a good day with your loved ones to rejuvenate your spirits.
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Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey
The official residence of the British monarch also known as the Hollywood Palace is one of the top sightseeing places in the city. The abbey was founded in 1128 by King David I and since then has blessed the soil of Scotland. It eventually became the royal family’s main abode in Scotland. The place is now open for tourists to visit as it serves as a home to cafes and gift shops. A must visit when you are in town.
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If you are an outdoor person or nature enthusiast, Salisbury Crags pay homage to your desires. Take a trek to the beautiful Crags which serve some jaw-dropping sights of the city. The place is home to a huge park which represents some of the earliest and best-presented examples of ancient farming practices done in Scotland.
The beautiful succession of streets linking Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse is known as the Royal Mile. The place is graced with an outstanding array of inns, cafes, restaurants, and local shops. It has stunning historic landmarks and glorious churches as well. Take a stroll in these majestic streets of Edinburgh to take in the everyday art, warmth and culture of the city.
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National Museum of Scotland
The beautiful contemporary museum sees over two million visitors throughout the year making it of the most popular attractions in the city. National Museum of Scotland is a must-visit if you are an aesthete or history buff.
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Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh
One of the largest and oldest gardens in Britain is the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) which has about 13,200 plant species. The garden has graced the Scottish soil since 1670. It hosts a number of educational programs and festive treats as well. The place is highly recommended whenever you visit the beautiful city of Edinburgh.