Edinburgh is adored by all
Sitting amidst three volcanic hills, Edinburgh is one of the most adored European cities. The city is only about 70 kilometers from Glasgow which is another city worth checking out if you are in Scotland.
Edinburgh is made up from Old and New part, both very attractive because of different architectural styles. There are many history secrets you can learn in both parts of the town. These are ancient narrow walkways and old buildings that create a medieval atmosphere in the Old Town, on the other hand the New Town area offers beautiful gardens couples with elegant buildings and huge boulevards.
The city is best explored by foot because you will be able to find many beautiful gardens and parks. Therefore, anywhere you travel, there is plenty of amazing sights to see. Going back into Edinburgh’s past you can see some of its finest attractions. You can go back in time if you visit one of its finest museums like the Museum of Scotland, showing many exhibitions regarding Scotland’s heritage.
Probably the greatest attracting of the city is the Edinburgh Castle. Rising high on a hill this 800 year old castle defended Scotland from English invaders. The castle is like one huge museum and you can see many things like the Crown Room, ancient treasures of oldest crown jewels in Europe.
The New Town is a whole different story. It is rich with classicist architecture that takes you hundreds of years into the past. The New Town is also under UNESCO World Heritage list. This is because of its beauty and a huge collection of remarkable buildings. For a great experience you can take a walk through Charlotte Square. The square is truly a masterpiece of Scottish engineering, and is therefore one of it’s most iconic attractions. You can always check out how people lived in the past (18th century) if you visit the Georgian House.
National Monument of Scotland
Have some fun in the city
There are also some very fun places to visit in Edinburgh like the Our Dynamic Earth, an exhibition show built in a futuristic-looking dome. Here you can see how planet earth has changed through millions of years or see how earthquakes affect the landscape. It is a great experience for visitors of any age but mostly families. Royal Yacht Britannia is another interesting place to spend some time. It is an anchored ship in the bay of Leith, showing the lifestyle of the royal British family.
Edinburgh is one of the best places to start exploring Scotland and the nearby cities of Livingston, Glasgow and others. A cultural city filled with fun and sightseeing will leave no traveler bored, Edinburgh is a must if you are visiting the United Kingdom.
Best Edinburgh attractions:
Royal Yacht Britannia, Grassmarket, Underground Edinburgh, Our Dynamic Earth, Palace of Holyroodhouse, People’s Story, St Giles Cathedral, Scottish Parliament