Edinburgh

The beautiful city of Edinburgh is an enchanting place for a visit. A city steeped in history surrounds you, the castle sits on top of its rock and in its shadow lies the ancient Old Town with the Royal Mile running down the centre to the splendid Palace of Holyroodhouse. Looking down from the mound across the green expanse of Princes Street gardens right in the centre of the city lies the elegant Georgian New Town, filled with shops, bars and restaurants and with a year-round programme of arts and festivals, music concerts, theatre and dance, fabulous art collections, fascinating museums and many green, leafy parks and gardens.

– is it any wonder that Edinburgh is often voted the most popular UK city in which to live (Guardian Travel Awards) or to visit (Condé Nast). 

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most classically beautiful cities in the world, with a vigorous and distinctive cultural tradition and outstanding quality of life. Home to the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Executive and many international headquarters of banks and financial institutions, it also leads the way in areas of law, commerce and information technology. For centuries, Edinburgh's universities have cultivated academic excellence in many fields, and it currently leads in research into everything from political economy and medicine to micro-engineering, life sciences and artificial intelligence.

Edinburgh is a very compact city making it easy enjoy its architecture, history and attractions by foot. Do remember that the city is built on several hills, so expect a few gradients, but well worth the effort as you will be rewarded with stunning views of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is also surrounded by beautiful countryside offering you the opportunity to view nature and biodiversity on your walk.