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Edinburgh Tourism Overview

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city draped in rocky hills, overshadowed by cliffs offer the visitors a haven, which is intimately entwined to nature. The picturesque view of the town confirms that it was rightly titled as’ a dream in masonry and living rock’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Like other cities in Europe, Edinburgh is also packed with Gothic churches, contemporary sculptures, splendid museums and art galleries. Edinburgh is also home to some of the fabulous shops and restaurants in Scotland. The nightlife of Edinburgh comes live with the string of festivals and events that are held throughout the year. Edinburgh has to its credit monuments and buildings in Gothic grandeur, such as the Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, Gladstone’s land and Camera Obscura. The Royal Yacht Britannia was in recent years decommissioned from royal use and was voted as one of Edinburgh’s amazing attractions.

The Waters of Leith is a small river running through Edinburgh that provides a refuge from the bustling city life. The historical monuments of Edinburgh can be best watched from the Hills of Calton. The city also has a thriving concert and theatre life. The largest theatre in Europe, Edinburgh playhouse hosts some of the famous West End shows that attract a large number of tourists every year. The Edinburgh Castle is known for housing three Scotland shops like the Crown Gift shop and Portcullis Gift shop that provide the best platform for shopping souvenirs.