Famously situated on an extinct volcano and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, Edinburgh is one of the most recognisable cities on the planet, attracting nearly four million visitors a year. Scotland’s capital is a unique blend of history and architecture, from the medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town to the neo-classical buildings of the Georgian New Town, all infused with a strong and contemporary culture that has established the city as a leader in modern arts. Edinburgh is a city that is as open to new ideas as it is traditional, and it’s not difficult to understand why so many visitors flock to the city from every corner of the globe.
This city attracts people from all over the world and takes them on a journey through its fascinating history, labyrinth of cobbled streets and its jam-packed festival schedule.
Edinburgh is a beautifully mixed contrast between its dark medieval old town and its modern Georgian New Town that make a lasting impression on its visitors, with many left wanting more and dreaming of a quick return.
If there was ever a place to get lost in, Edinburgh would be it. The Old Town packs more historic buildings into a square mile than just about anywhere else in Britain and it begs out to be explored. Curiosity is often rewarded with an intoxicating mix of new and old, amazing eateries, coffee shops and unexpected views and surprises around every corner.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most startling and beautiful cities in the world.
It’s a bustling, exciting and charming place no matter when you decide to visit.
Saluted as ‘the Athens of the North’ you can feel a sense of history just walking along many of its old romantic cobbled streets and narrow wynds whilst in constant awe of Edinburgh Castle sitting proudly over the city on top of a 700 million year old extinct volcano.
Edinburgh is divided into several regions, each boasting its own charm and appeal.