THE HIGHLIGHTS AT Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.

Edinburgh city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. It is the capital of Scotland and home to many tourist attractions. A visit here will be well worth it, considering the numerous things you can do and see

Edinburgh Highlights

Edinburgh Castle is one of Britain's most visited tourist attractions. Highlights include the One O'clock Salute from Half Moon Battery (cannon fire commemorates the tradition of helping ships synchronize their clocks); the impressive Scottish National War Memorial; and the stunning collection of Crown Jewels housed in the Royal Palace.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen's official Edinburgh residence and has frequently been at the center of Scottish history: it was where James II and James IV were each married, where James V and Charles I were crowned, and where "Bonnie Prince Charlie" held court in 1745.

The Royal Mile refers to the streets linking Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Lined with charming townhouses, churches, and historic landmarks, this splendid thoroughfare is a place to stroll for its shops (including kiltmakers), inns, museums, cafés, and restaurants.

the free National Museum has become one of Scotland's most popular attractions, with close to two million visitors each year. It incorporates collections from a number of Edinburgh's older museums.

Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden is the second oldest such garden in Britain.

Edinburgh Facts

Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano.

The Royal Mile is actually one mile and 107 yards long.

J.K. Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter in an Edinburgh café (The Elephant) and took inspiration from the landscape for her characters and locations.

The Encyclopedia Britannica was first produced in Edinburgh.

The “Stone of Destiny” is the traditional coronation stone of Scottish and English royalty.

Edinburgh History

In the 12th century (c. 1130), King David I, established the town of Edinburgh as one of Scotland's earliest royal burghs, protected by his royal fortress, on the slope below the castle rock.Edinburgh was largely in English hands from 1291 to 1314 and from 1333 to 1341, during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

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