Edinburgh - Edinburgh guide, attractions and pictures
, the capital of Scotland, is regarded as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. It combines green hills and parks, castles and fortifications, religious temples and kirkyards, monuments and museums, and the commercial hassle of modernity.
The Old Town
with its medieval architecture and the New Town
with its distinguished Georgian buildings are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dominating the skyline are the majestic Edinburgh Castle
on one side and Calton Hill
on the other.
The Edinburgh Castle is one of the historic landmarks of the city. Built in the 12th century, the fortification has been transformed since the reign of King David II.
The St Giles Cathedral
was named after the patron of the beggars and cripples. Dating back to 1126, the cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt in the 15th century. The Thistle Chapel was constructed in the 19th century for the order of chivalry, the Knights of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of Thistle.
The Holyrood Park
is a true oasis of wilderness in the central part of the city. The stony pathway along the Salisbury Crags, situated in the park, offers a nice view to the Old Town of Edinburgh.
The city of Edinburgh is also famous for its arts and The Edinburgh Festival celebrated in August every year is a must see arts event. The festival has been held in Edinburgh since1947 and celebrates art, music, theatre, dance and opera.
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