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The historic and iconic capital of Scotland

Welcome to Edinburgh!

Edinburgh is Scotland’s proud capital where centuries of rich history meet a modern metropolis. Voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world by Rough Guides, and repeatedly named the UK’s top city by the Daily Telegraph, the sheer beauty and buzz of Edinburgh is like nothing you have experienced before. Take a close look and discover world-class attractions and a myriad of hidden gems. Pandas and penguins at Edinburgh Zoo. Pop art and portraits in its galleries and museums. An extinct volcano. The one o’clock gun, fired every day from Edinburgh’s very own castle. Stunning parks and hidden lanes. Roam its streets and you’ll uncover a labyrinth of culture and heritage.

Edinburgh also hosts some of the finest independent shops in Scotland, as well as the very best designer and high street names. Stroll along Multrees Walk to indulge in a spot of luxury or browse off the beaten track on Thistle Street, Rose Street, Grassmarket and the West End. Once you’ve enjoyed the above, you’ll realise that you’re in the perfect place to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. From street food to Michelin stars, all tastes are catered for in Edinburgh’s restaurants and cafes. And there’s plenty of places to visit afterwards for the perfect nightcap.

You can also benefit from local knowledge as residents recommend some of their favourite bars, restaurants and must-sees, in the city centre and further afield. With attractions and activities to suit visitors of every age and interest all year round, we hope you find Edinburgh just as unique as its setting.

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