Travel guide - Edinburgh
According to 19th century writer Robert Louis Stevenson, "Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be". Situated beside the North Sea and not far from the wild beauty of the lochs and moors, the city of Edinburgh is straight out of a fairy tale. The dark, romantic silhouettes of the
A city which is both steeped in history and yet which is enjoying a cultural boom, Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan place which boasts a host of festivals and traditional celebrations, such as
Your stay in Edinburgh will naturally include an exploration of the cobbled Old Town. Discover the roots of Scotland musical traditions at the
No visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a dram of whisky! Scotland is of course internationally famous for this drink and you will find a host of distilleries here, many of which can be visited.
Perched on a rocky outcrop in the Old Town,
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Edinburgh is also the city of festivals par excellence. A dozen or so major festivals are organised each year, including the famous
Edinburgh, which has been called the Athens of the North thanks to its neoclassical architecture, is a lively and contemporary city, yet one which has remained faithful to its historic heritage and its traditions.
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