The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is stylish and cosmopolitan, yet it still retains its medieval look & feel with its cobbled streets and spectacular castles. It's easy to immerse in the city's rich history as you stroll around the Old Town, but Edinburgh's present is just as relevant. It is one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
It is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, from its position on the Castle Rock. There has been a royal castle on the rock since the 12th century. Its importance as a part of Scotland's national heritage was recognised increasingly from the early 19th century onwards. Today it is home to Scotland's crown jewels, three military museums, the Scottish National War Memorial and the Prisons of War exhibition. It is located nearby the Edinburgh Waverley Station.
Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in the city. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline, and it has been one of Edinburgh's religious focal points for approximately 900 years.
It is a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town. Many historic sites such as Parliament Square, Edinburgh City Chambers and Old Tolbooth. Today, the Royal Mile is also an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and pubs. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At the centre of the Holyrood Park, it is the highest point in Edinburgh and provides excellent views of the city and the park. The hill rises above the city to a height of 251 metres and is quite easy to climb. Though it can be climbed from almost any direction, the easiest and simplest ascent is from the East.