Edinburgh – a city with a unique combination of heritage, colour, culture and breathtaking beauty. The quaint corners and alleyways of the Old Town, the Georgian splendour of the New Town, the cobbled courtyards and old tenements of the Royal Mile, and the dominating presence of the Castle: all different, all unforgettable and all essentially Edinburgh.
As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has been a seat of learning and culture since the middle ages. Historic associations with the monarchy include the Palace of Holyroodhouse (the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland), and the Royal Yacht Britannia now berthed permanently at Leith - both are open to visitors. Edinburgh is also now home to the Scottish Parliament with its exciting new architecture.
During the day Edinburgh has numerous shopping opportunities from world-famous department stores to small boutiques, all accessible on foot in this compact and safe city. In the evening Edinburgh has all the quality nightlife and entertainment of a modern European City. There are first class restaurants, atmospheric pubs, innovative theatres and lively nightclubs to suit all tastes and pockets.
Whatever your interests, Edinburgh will have something memorable to offer.
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