The capital of Scotland is only the second largest city in the country after Glasgow and with 500,000 inhabitants it is not a big city either, but it is a real gem. It is precisely tranquility and the combination of middle age flair and street life that we particularly like about the city. There is plenty to see and do in Scotland Edinburgh historic capital. Its stunning architecture, great history and breathtakingly beautiful sightseeing make the city the greatest place for a trip to Great Britain.
The Royal Mile
The walking tour of Edinburgh’s main attractions, of course, starts on the Royal Mile. It is the heart and downtown of the city. The colorful shopping street ties Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace.
From the center you walk west to Castle Hill. The magnificent castle of Edinburgh is located on the 135 m high hill. This is probably the most famous Edinburgh attraction and therefore quite well visited. From here you have a great view over Princes Street and New Town to the sea. If you want to visit the castle and avoid queuing at the office, you should definitely get tickets on internet beforehand. The great view for Edinburgh Castle is from one corner of the Grassmarket.
Then it goes on strengthened to another attraction of Edinburgh, the nearby Vicotria Street, which looks very beautiful with its many brightly painted buildings along the winding street.
The city tour leads from Calton Hill to the sights of the capital with the nearby Princes Street, a splendid shopping street. At the end of every sightseeing in Edinburgh, you should definitely visit one of the pubs to capture the unique and relaxed ambience of the city up close. On the way back to the Royal Mile, you are sure to find a suitable spot where you can end the day relaxed with food and a pint of beer.
Calton Hill has a great view of Edinburgh’s old town. The hill contains some models of Athenian buildings, which is why the city was nicknamed Athens of the North. The ambience up here is stunning, especially at sunset.
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