About Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is the 7-th largest city in the United Kingdom but second most popular destination for visitors after London.

The official history of Edinburgh starts in the early 12-th century when King David I granted land to the Church of the Holy Rood of Edinburgh. Now Edinburgh is considered as the prestigious place to live in and often is tenderly called “jewel of Scotland’s crown”. It is built on a set of hills which makes it unarguably vivid. As in the many other cities of Europe, most of the attractions in Edinburgh are located in the Old Town – medieval part of the city, located in the center of modern Edinburgh. Scotland's number one visitor attraction is Edinburgh Castle. Also there's the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's mile-long street which links the Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in the City. Among Edinburgh famous attractions is the Scott Monument right on Princes Street, Museum of Scotland, Arthur's Seat, and the annual Edinburgh Festival – a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August.

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