Edinburgh is a captivating city that you will want to return to time and time again. This beautiful place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; also known as Auld Reekie and The Athens of the North, effortlessly combines history and culture. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, draped across a series of rocky hills overlooking the sea. It has the Old Town, with its medieval tenements piled high along The Royal Mile with the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse at one end, connected to Edinburgh Castle at the other; and the elegant Georgian New Town, with its gardens and neoclassical buildings. Presiding over the city is the castle, home to Scotlands crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthurs Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
Edinburgh is a compact city with most of the sights and major tourist attractions within the Old Town and New Town, no further than a 15-minute walk apart. Walking along elegant or atmospheric streets is one of the pleasures of the city. Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world, with a range of major annual festivals bringing talents from more than a third of the worlds countries to the streets and stages. With an unparalleled range of events; fantastic shopping, top-class dining, including four Michelin star restaurants, a fabulous bar and cafe culture, vibrant nightlife, varied arts scene, relaxing spas and beautiful green spaces to unwind at, holidaying in Edinburgh is an experience you will never forget.