Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

Capital of Scotland. The new Scottish parliament has given Edinburgh a newfound dynamism. Among the cobbled streets and Gothic architecture you will find chic modern hotels and trendy restaurants.

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Edinburghs climax is Castle Hill, whose familiar outline dominates the Scottish capital. From the top you have a view of the old city with its Royal Mile, which leads from Castle Hill down to Holyrood Palace. edinburghcastle.biz

But you must also take the time to look at the new town, built in the Georgian era, and make a particular point of walking down Princes Street.

City images Edinburgh (Scotland) : May 2003

For the best weather, go between May and September. July and August are the city’s busiest months when the Edinburgh Festival is in full flow. Visiting Edinburgh is like stepping back in time, but without leaving the present.

edinburghguide.com - explore-edinburgh.com - edinburgh-festivals.com

edinburghzoo.org.uk - Night club: liquidroom.com

University: ed.ac.uk - City council:   edinburgh.gov.uk

The area around Edinburgh:

The haven for golf-lovers is St Andrews. In fact this east-coast city is the birthplace of this sport.

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Rosyth (Edinburgh)

The port of Rosyth is in the wonderful county of Fife with its picturesque fishing villages tucked along the coast. ferries: superfast.com

Major cities near Edinburgh:

Glasgow

Newcastle

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