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Places to visit in Edinburgh

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Capital of Scotland

Recognized as a capital city of Scotland since 15th century, it is the second largest finance centre and second largest tourist destination after London in UK.

Edinburgh Castle

It is the most visited place by tourists in the city. First settlers started living on the castle rock as early as 200 AD. In it’s 1100 years old history the castle was sieged at least 26 times. It is one of the most attacked castles in the world and the most besieged one in Great Britain.

Edinburgh Waverley

You can travel around Scotland from Edinburgh Waverley train station.It got it’s name “Waverley” from the Waverley Novels by Sir Walter Scott.

Scott Monument

61.11 meter height it is the largest monument built for a writer in the world. Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet famous for Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Edinburgh Old Town

The Oldest part of the Edinburgh has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings. Together with 18th century New Town it forms part of a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.

St Giles’ Cathedral

The present form of cathedral dates to 14th century, thought it had major restoration works in the 19th century. It’s been the face of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh for approximately 900 years.

The Royal Mile

It is the name given to a sequence of streets through Old Town of Edinburgh. It goes downhill from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.

Scottish Goverment

St. Andrew’s House is the headquarters of Scotish Ggoverment, it stands on a former Calton Jail site. Today Governor’s House is all what remains of a former prison.

Calton Hill

Arthur’s seat is the main peak in Edinburg, Scotland. You can climb it from almost any direction for a beautiful panoramic view over the city.

National Monument of Scotland

One of them is the National monument of Scotland built for Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars.

Holyrood Park

Even though Edinburgh itself is a very beautiful city, nature lovers should find themselves visiting the Holyrood park, you can read more about it here.

And much much more!!

One certainly needs a lot of time to visit all the interesting places in Edinburgh including Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland, the Hub, Scottish National Gallery, the Royal Scottish Academy, City itself and much much more!

Mantas Ališauskas
Categories: Places Scotland