Edinburgh - A City of History

A cosmopolitan city, such as Edinburgh, is packed with many different, interesting places to visit.

Edinburgh is divided between the Old and New Towns. They are, as their names suggest, uniquely characterised by features from two contrasting historic areas.

The Old Town has a much more Medieval feel to it, with its labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards.

While the Georgian New Town, constructed between 1767 and 1890 (not so new), has broader streets and spectacular buildings that have been immaculately preserved since their construction. 

Both towns distinctively represent the rich Scottish heritage, and have more to offer than you would be able to take advantage of in one day.

One of the best well-known places is, of course, Edinburgh's Castle, Scotland's number one tourist attraction. This is an historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh. 

A majestic building worth visiting. 

The city is also home to Holyrood Palace, built between 1671-1678, and the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. 

Between these two historical locations runs The Royal Mile, a succession of streets forming the main road between the two monuments. It is also packed with historic places to visit and large mix of shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions.

During the annual Edinburgh Festival, The Royal Mile becomes crowded with tourists and entertainers from all over the world. It is described by many as a unique cultural experience with a very welcoming atmosphere.

For those who like finding new and interesting things, there are loads of free museum to visit, such as The National Museum of Scotland.

Those who enjoy a more natural environment can go up to Arthur's Seat, which overlooks, and  has excellent panoramic views of the city. 

It is the main peak of the group of mountains in Edinburgh, which form most of Holyrood Park, another amazing place to visit and explore, with its array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges and basalt cliffs; a remarkable wild piece of Highland landscape.

These are just a few of the attractions Edinburgh has to offer.

And while visiting Edinburgh, why not allow us to arrange your accommodation? We might just be able to find you an historic property to stay in while you visit this historic city!

Give us a call, or fill in the 'contact us' form on the website and leave the rest to us! 

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