Scotland is a country with its own unique identity. From the castles and historic cities, lakes and Highlands, to bagpipes and kilts, Scotland means something different to each visitor, and travel experiences here can be as varied as the landscape.
Edinburgh cosmopolitan, mysterious and refined, the historic capital of Scotland is a truly fascinating city. The seat of the Scottish kings since the 11th century, the birthplace of Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle captivates the visitor with every step.
Built on eight volcanic hills with a view of the Firth of Forth and the Lothian region,
Edinburgh’s location and lovely old architecture make this one of Great Britain’s most attractive cities and a prime destination in Scotland.
Edinburgh has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The hilltop Edinburgh Castle which dominates the cityscape is perhaps what most people think of when they picture this city.
Wander through the neoclassical grandeur of the New Town. Lose yourselves in the labyrinthine lanes of the “medieval Manhattan” of the Old Town.
The Old Town, surrounding the castle is home to narrow streets and many of the main attractions. From the castle the Royal Mile, lined with old town houses and interesting shops, leads to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The New Town, with wide avenues and large open squares is considered a masterpiece of Georgian town planning. The principle sites in this area include the Royal Botanical Garden, National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, and the National Gallery of Scotland.
Become ghost hunters in the underground labyrinth of the legendary Mary King’s Close. Stroll along the busy waterfront of Leith, where the old Royal yacht and Britannia Museum stands. Relax in the green valley of the idyllic Princes Street Gardens, or enjoy the panorama of Edinburgh from the Acropolis of Carlton Hill.
With its imposing castle, magical atmosphere, Victorian era pubs, wonderful art museums and the creative passion of its festival, the town traverses the centuries with amazing grace and charm.