Edinburgh city, the capital of Scotland is set in an idyllic world heritage site, offering oodles of historical sites dating back from the bronze age. With a population of almost 500,000 Edinburgh isthe second largest city in Scotland and a top UK tourist hotspot with 1 million overseas visitors attending the Fringe independent performing arts and comedy festival in August alone, making the city well known as the European cultural hub for performing arts venues.
The city is also infamous for its authors including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle- The author of Sherlock Holmes, Louis Stevenson,creator of treasure island and the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and in more recent years JK Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, wrote her first book in an Edinburgh coffee shop.
The city is divided into two parts known as new town and old town. Old Town has preserved much of its medieval buildings including Edinburgh Castle which holds the annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo with massed pipers and fireworks during the festival season. There are many places of interest including St. Gile's Cathedral and the Royal Museum of Scotland, during the 16th centuryold town saw a tendency of 'high rise style stone buildings' which give Edinburgh a unique skyline. During the industrial revolution many underground vaults were inhabited by immigrants, today you cantake tours to see the underground city.
New Town built in the 18th Century holds a very Georgian feel, which was created by James Craig, a 22 year old who won a competition to design expansion of the city. New town holds many interesting sights including the National Gallery of Scotland, and the Scottish Academy building.
Top Five Things to do in Edinburgh:
1. Visit Edinburgh Castle
2. Walk up Arthurs seat (the tallest hill in Edinburgh with the nicest view)
3. If you are visiting in August, see a few performances at the Fringe Festival
4. Take a guided tour of the underground vaults in old town
5. Enjoy the traditional local delicacies Shortbread and Haggis
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Walk to the Waverly bridge bus stop (WB) and get onto the bus 36, this would roughly be for 23 minutes (15 stops). 1. Get off the bus at Broughton, after Beaverbank place on Broughton road, 2. Head northeast on Broughton Road/ B900 and turn left into Dunedin Street 3. Bare right to stay on Dunedin Street and The Sixt branch will be on the left.
1. Follow the A199 through to the A902 and turn left into Newhaven Road. 2. Keep straight until you hit B900 Broughton Rd and turn right 3. Go straight on then right into Beaverhall Road 4. Then turn left into Dunedin St and the Sixt branch will be on the right hand side half way up the road.
1. Follow the A902 into Edinburgh until it becomes Ferry Road (A902). 2. Then turn left into Newhaven Rd. 3. Go straight until you hit B900 Broughton Rd and turn right 4. Go straight on and then turn right into Beaverhall Road 5. Take a left onto Dunedin St and the Sixt branch will be on the right hand side half way up the road.
Walk to Broughton, bus stop (YK) Forth Street on Broughton Street and get the bus number 8 going towards West Pilton, before Granton Mill Crescent on Granton Road 1. Get off at Broughton Road NW-bound Mansfield Place 2. Walk straight on until you hit Broughton Road and turn right then walk down but stay on the left 3. Turn left into Dunedin St then bare Right and the Sixt branch will be on the left.