Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is known for its history, beautiful views, its cultural offerings, and shopping and dining opportunities.
Edinburgh offers a multitude of landmarks to visit, from Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, to the picturesque Arthur’s Seat, and a number of other World Heritage Sites, there is plenty to see and do in this compact city. Edinburgh also boasts a rich literary history, being the hometown of many notable authors throughout the years, and even serves as the birthplace and subject of many modern classics, such as the Inspector Rebus series, as well as Harry Potter.
Depending on the time of year of your trip, you could find yourself in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the largest performing arts festival in the world, or in the centre of a winter wonderland as the ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas’ takes over the city, offering rides, markets and general Christmas cheer.
Edinburgh also offers a fabulous shopping experience, and plays host to the usual high street chains located in and around Princes Street, as well as the opulent Harvey Nichols Department store in the New Town. You will be spoilt for dining choices, with numerous quirky cafe’s, chain restaurants, and fine dining experiences, including the legendary ‘The Witchery by the Castle’ in the Old Town at the top of the Royal Mile.
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