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About Edinburgh

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has a history of nearly 700 years. The old architecture all around and the rich Scottish flavor make this one of the UK's cities which are well worth seeing. The bustling shopping streets, old and new museums, the alluring experience of whiskey, and the Elephant Café where the Harry Potter stories were born make visitors fall in love instantly with the simple elegance of this art suffused city.

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Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle stands tall at the center of the city atop an extinct volcano. The castle on top of the cliffs is imposingly magnificent. A witness to Scotland's long history, it has served as a royal residence, a military fortress and even a prison. In later eras, the king began to renovate the castle into a residential palace. Currently, the oldest extant part of the building is a small chapel which was built in the 11th century. It can be said that Edinburgh Castle is at the core of Scottish national history. On display in the castle you can see the Scottish crown jewels and the famous Stone of Destiny. Historically, Scottish royalty sat on it during their coronation ceremony.

Calton Hill
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The Calton Hill is located in the east of Edinburgh and is dotted with many historic and elegant buildings. It is also the commanding heights of Edinburgh, and you can take a trip along the top of the hill to see the spectacular panorama of Edinburgh. Every sunrise and sunset, many tourists will come here to enjoy the beautiful scenery, often able to take beautiful photos. Going east along Princes Street to the end of the Carlton Hill. The mountain is not high, and slowly walks up, all the way is lush scenery. When the weather is fine, many locals will come here to sunbathe on the lawn or have a picnic.

Arthur's Seat
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Queens Drive,Edinburgh,Midlothian,EH8 8HG

National Museum of Scotland
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Constructed in 1999, the Scottish Museum is considered one of the best buildings in Scotland in the 20th century, adding a lively modern touch to the old town of Edinburgh. The architectural design of the museum closely integrates with Scotland's unique history and natural environment, especially with the round tower of Edinburgh Castle. The surface is made of Scottish gold sandstone, which creates an ancient appearance. The Scottish Museum is well lit and the sun can fill almost every corner of the hall.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia
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The palace of holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch and has housed many generations of the royal family. However the lavish palace as we see it today is not what it started out to be and has seen its share of transformations over the centuries. Interestingly the palace started out not as a royal place but as an abbey which can still be seen today as part of the palace grounds. According to the legends, in 1128 AD, David I established a monastery for the Augustinian order and the name ‘holy rood’ means ‘holy cross’. Originally the name Holyroodhouse belonged to the guest house maintained by the Abbot of Holyrood. The construction of a new residence beside the abbey was started in 1501 by James IV for himself and his new queen Margaret Tudor.
TripTraveller   Oct 10, 2019
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Inspiring visitors and locals for the past few decades, Calton Hill has today evolved into a major hub. Famous for panoramic views, if you are a landscape photography buff, then Calton Hill Edinburgh is the place to be. The hill has a small village which not only has a rich history but is also intrinsic to the region. Situated at the bottom of Carlton Ravine to the west of the hill, its earlier name was Craigend. As it fell on the road from Leith Wynd, it is also sometimes called the Western Road to Leith.
TripTraveller   Oct 10, 2019
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Stratford-On-Avon and Manchester are the first things which come to mind when you think of the UK. In reality, there are so many things to do in Edinburgh that you might need a separate holiday for it. Yes, the tiny city of Edinburgh has so much to offer you that you will need to settle down there to finish visiting all of its attractions. A hilly area, located in Scotland, has successfully preserved it’s heritage and adopted modern architecture at the same time. So much so, that you will find a medieval Old Town and an elegant New Town in the Georgian style. Home to the famous Edinburgh Castle which houses the Stone of Destiny and the crown jewels, Edinburgh is truly a city one shouldn’t miss.
TripTraveller   Oct 9, 2019
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