Edinburgh is the truly delightful capital city of Scotland, from the atmospheric cobbled streets of the old town and the Royal Mile to the beautiful Georgian avenues of the new town. Edinburgh is a city of contrasts from shopping on renowned Princes Street to its many historic attractions including the world famous Edinburgh Castle.
One of Scotland's most iconic visitor attractions, Edinburgh Castle sits on its own volcanic rock at the top of the Royal Mile, a mighty fortification and favoured residence of Scotland’s kings and queens - don’t forget to listen out as the one o'clock gun, fired daily since 1861, resounds.
Musueums & Galleries
Alternatively, enjoy the National Museum of Scotland, holding over 20,000 exhibits spread across 36 galleries including the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, ancient Egyptian mummies and specimens collected by Charles Darwin all under one roof. If you’re on a coach trip to Scotland, Edinburgh’s bustling city centre is a sight to behold. It offers an extraordinary blend of shopping and fascinating historical and cultural attractions, magnificent architecture and delightful restaurants and cafes where you can sit back, relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere.
World famous festival
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is known across the globe for a month long celebration of comedy during August. Recognised household names from the TV rub shoulders with breakthrough acts and comedy unknowns to play gigs to the thousands of visitors in a vast amount of different sized venues across Edinburgh.
Also in August is the great spectacle of the Edinburgh Tattoo. This long running institution attracts visitors from across the world to enjoy these amazing displays of music and dance against the splendid backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
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