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Edinburgh is one of the most beloved tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. It is renowned for its rich history, culture and vibrant atmosphere. Located on the east coast of Scotland, Edinburgh is known for its impressive architecture, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Holyrood Palace. Other popular destinations include Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, and Princes Street Gardens.

The city of Edinburgh has a long and fascinating history, having been founded by the Ancient Scots in the 8th century AD. It was the home of the royal family for centuries and thus is filled with historical monuments, buildings and sites. Edinburgh is also renowned for its festivals, such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's largest arts festival, the Hogmanay street party and the Military Tattoo, which draws thousands of visitors every year.

Edinburgh is famous for its unique culinary offerings, including traditional Scottish dishes such as haggis, neeps, and tatties. There are also plenty of restaurants offering international cuisines, making it easy to find something to suit all tastes.

The population of Edinburgh is estimated to be around 500,000 people. The city also has an efficient public transportation system, with buses, trams, and trains connecting the different parts of the city. The two main airports in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport.

Edinburgh has a mild climate, with warm summers and chilly winters. The best time to visit Edinburgh is between April and October when temperatures are mild and the days are longer.

Overall, Edinburgh is generally considered a safe city, with crime levels lower than the UK average.

We hope you enjoyed this brief guide to Edinburgh. We invite you to come and explore this beautiful city and experience its rich history and culture for yourself!

Edinburgh tourist attractions and interesting places

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Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh,

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the

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Calton Hill

Calton Hill () is a hill in central Edinburgh, Scotland, situated

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St. Giles' Cathedral

A prominent feature of the Edinburgh skyline, St. Giles' Cathedral or

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Royal Mile

The Royal Mile (Scottish Gaelic: Am Mìle Rìoghail) is a succession o

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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author

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Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is an ancient stronghold which dominates the sky-line

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Holyrood Abbey

Holyrood Abbey is a ruined Augustinian abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth is a science centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is a

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Nelson's Monument

Nelson's Monument is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral

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Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park (also called the Queen's Park or King's Park depending

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo, formally the Scottish National Zoological Park, is a

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National Gallery of Scotland

The National Gallery of Scotland, in Edinburgh, is the national art

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Edinburgh Playhouse

The Edinburgh Playhouse is a theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland which

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Hotels in Edinburgh

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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Le Monde Hotel

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Apple Apartments Edinburgh

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Old Waverley Hotel

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Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

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Royal Overseas League Hotel

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Destiny Scotland - Rose Street Flats

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Tony Apartment - Heart of Edinburgh

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Flight tickets to Edinburgh

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