Edinburgh - Scotland‘s eternal capital. Located on the north coast of the Gulf Firth af Fort in the southern part of Scotland, Edinburgh is the main location of the country but is the second number of inhabitants and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. It is named after its founder Prince One. A population of about 460,000 inhabitants, but the romantic Scottish history and incredibly beautiful landscapes are the reason Edinburgh is one of biggest tourist centers worldwide. Nearly 13 million visitors annually reception Edinburgh, remaining second in attendance in Britain after London.
Edinburgh is the heart of Scotland - there is a University of Edinburgh, which has centuries of tradition, winning the nickname “Athens of the North” of the city. Here is the artistic, artistic, musical bosom of the country. Edinburgh are born great personalities like Sean Connery, Sir Walter Scott, Irvine Welsh, Arthur Conan Doyle and others. Walking around Edinburgh will probably make you the impression that the walls of the buildings are painted like a pageant. This is a unique graphite street art to Edinburgh.
For convenience of tourists in the city tourist office of each person can buy Edinburgh pass, which is an excellent tool for the major tourist attractions. It is good to start the walk from Princess Street Gardens and the title where it has 60-meter Scott’s Monument. It is amazing Gothic monument to Sir Walter Scott. Climbing the peak is difficult, but definitely worth it.
Edinburgh Old Town
After Princess Street proceed to the Old Town of Edinburgh, which, along with the New Town are included in the UNESCO List of World Heritage in 1995. Over 4500 buildings in Edinburgh are classed as monuments of historical importance, most of them for between 300-500 years old.
Panorama of Edinburgh is dominated by the majestic Edinburgh Castle, which is the emblem of the city. This palace is more than beautiful and stands majestically on the cliffs of Castle Rock. Here is the chapel of St. Margaret, which is considered the oldest building of the covered territory. In the throne room of Edinburgh Castle Keep Scottish royal treasure, representing the oldest royal sapotsennosti here.
Daily, exactly 13 hours from a cannon in the castle produces thunder from 1861 onwards. It does not impress particularly local, but for tourists it is sometimes startling.
Edinburgh Holyrood Palace
Another attraction of Edinburgh is Holyrood Palace, which was founded as a monastery in 1128, it was the official residence of the British Queen in Scotland.
Royal Mile in Edinburgh
Between Edinburgh Castle and the castle is located Holiruud so-called Royal Mile, representing a long sloping street, which connects the two castles. According to writer Daniel Defoe, it is the largest, longest and most beautiful street in the world. ” Only 15-something miles west of Edinburgh is situated in the sunken ruins Linlithgow Palace. About 5 km in a southeasterly direction are beautiful gardens of the medieval Craigmillar Castle.
Royal Museum Edinburgh
In the Old Town of Edinburgh to see more Royal Museum of Scotland, where is kept the royal jewels and the Stone of Destiny, the Museum of whiskey, Cathedral – St Mary’s, and at the New town of interest to visit are the unfinished monument Parthenon Charles Coker, dedicated to perished in the Napoleonic Wars Scottish, Scottish National Gallery, House of the City Register. Edinburgh is popular with his Edinburgh Festival, which started in early August and lasts 4 weeks.
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