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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Overview

This vibrant European capital is not only about sublime golf courses; Edinburgh is also magical place with castles, medieval streets and award winning contemporary architecture. Edinburgh is a dream come true for shoppers and a must for culture and art lovers as well.

Edinburgh, located in southeast Scotland, is a lively city filled with world class dining and accommodation opportunities. After dark, Edinburgh transforms into a center for theater, music and trendy nightclubs.

Edinburgh offers open spaces ideal for active people and nature lovers alike. You can cycle through cobbled paths or go mountain biking at Pentland Hills Regional Park. Ratho Adventure Center houses the largest indoor climbing setting in the World. Or if you want to combine activity with socializing, attend a traditional Galic dance.

Edinburgh boasts the most impressive collection of historic buildings and museums of any city in Europe. Best of all, everything is within walking distance. Stroll through the narrow haunts of Old Town or head to the trendy William Street.

Visitors couldn’t choose a better place to shop than Edinburgh. It’s filled with large malls, quaint boutiques and discount outlets. The ideal place to begin the retail experience is Raeburn Place. It’s the perfect site for buying antiques and jewelry. The Royal Mile boasts quality Scottish items like kilts, cashmeres and whisky. The fashion conscious will find the trendiest at George Street. And the city is home to a main shopping street guarded by the impressive Edinburgh Castle. It’s one of the most magnificent settings in the world.

Book lovers will find out that Edinburgh has large chains and second hand venues specializing in ancient manuscripts.

Edinburgh enchants visitors with its attractions. The most iconic of all is the Edinburgh Castle guarding the city from atop an extinct volcano. Museums and galleries are plentiful and very interesting. Among them the museum of Scotland boasts outstanding exhibits relating the country’s history. The National Gallery has gained world acclaim with its works by Scottish and International artists.

The University of Edinburgh, with its Old College and Hall, are examples of a rich architectural past. A visit to the gallery allows tourists to see artifacts that are so unique they’re not found anywhere else in the world. And the Scottish Parliament is proof that Edinburgh is not just a city from the past. It’s won numerous awards for the distinct Celtic-Catalan style in which it was designed.

Edinburgh has been declared a World Heritage Site and rightfully so. With icons like Rosslyn Chapel a visit becomes an incomparable learning experience. This popular place of pilgrimage is one of the most uncommon medieval structures in the world. Visitors can view amazing carvings with references to religion, history and even astronomy.

Other features that add to the enjoyment of a trip to Edinburgh include a tour of whisky distilleries or Scotland’s old mills. The latter allows you to observe how the finest quality cashmeres are made.

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