Edinburgh is a large city in The Lothians in Scotland. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is a grand historic city and is home to the Scottish Parliament. The city is steeped in history and has fabulous views across the Firth of Forth and into the surrounding countryside.
Edinburgh has a large popular university and hosts the Edinburgh international Festival and The fringe. The Scottish Notional Gallery and the National Museum of Scotland are located in the city. A large memorial to Sir Walter Scott stands tall in Princes Street in the shadow of the magnificent castle, sitting proudly on a hill overlooking the city.
Edinburgh Old Town extends from the castle and down the Royal Mile to Hollyrood Palace. Here there are many ancient churches and buildings with small alleyways and steps leading downhill. At the bottom of the hill is Princes Gardens and opposite the Georgian buildings of Princes Street and the New Town.
The main railway station is Edinburgh Waverley with trains running to London and most parts of Scotland. The nearby airport is served by local buses and trams which also run to the shopping centres on the edge of the city.
This vibrant diverse city has something for everyone, from history and the arts to shopping and relaxing. It is a fantastic place to visit and will keep you busy for days.