Scotland Travel Guide

Scotland Hotels

Scotland Travel Destination
Aberdeen, Scotland
Aberdeenairport, Scotland
Airth, Scotland
Aviemore, Scotland
Dundee, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburghairport, Scotland
Fortwilliam, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgowairport, Scotland
Inverness, Scotland
Invernessnairn, Scotland
Lochlomond, Scotland

Scotland Tourism:
Edinburgh Attractions
Glasgow Attractions
St Andrews Attractions
Inner Hebrides Attractions
Aberdeen Attractions
Aviemore Area Attractions

Scotland Directory & Scotland Travel Information

Scotland Early History
Scotland Roman Influence

Scotland Medieval Period

Scotland Modern History

Scotland Etymology
Scotland Government & Politics

Scotland Administrative Subdivisions

Scotland Within The UK

Scotland Law & Criminal Justice
Scotland Geography & Natural History

Scotland Geology & Geomorphology
Scotland Climate
Scotland Flora & Fauna

Scotland Economy & Infrastructure

Demography of Scotland
Education in Education
Religion in Scotland

Healthcare in Scotland

Culture of Scotland

Sports in Scotland
Scotland National Symbols

Map of Scotland


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Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Edinburgh is one of the world's greatest cities. Its dramatic site, extraordinary architectural heritage and cultural vigour soon charm all visitors. The crowded tenements of the historic Old Town contrast with the orderly grid of the Georgian New Town, which in most cities would be a historic enclave by itself. Backdrops include glimpses of the Firth of Forth, the Pentland Hills and classically draped Calton Hill.

Edinburgh is best seen on foot, and the best place to start is Edinburgh Castle: beautiful, romantic and a reminder of the city's bloody past. Its foundations date back as far as 850 BC, and the oldest surviving section dates from 1130. From the 11th to 16th centuries, the castle was the symbolic seat of Scottish royalty, and today it's still home to the army's Scottish Division. It sits at the western end of the Royal Mile, which runs down to the more comfortable royal accommodation at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This thoroughfare contains an extraordinarily intact streetscape, which has survived from the 16th and 17th centuries. A walk down some of the alleys that run off it is to rediscover the vital city of that time. Several museums and restored town houses in this vicinity give fascinating insights into urban life of the 17th century.

Nearby Calton Hill is worth climbing for its superb views and romantic monuments dating from the Enlightenment, when the city was known as the 'Athens of the North'. Before you walk down into the New Town, have a look at Greyfriars Kirk, site of the signing of the National Covenant in 1638. The graveyard was the backdrop for one of Disney's most heart-rending films, Greyfriars Bobby, the story (based on legend) of a little Skye terrier which held vigil for 14 years over the grave of his master.

New Town lies to the north, separated by the sunken railway line and Princes St Gardens, which feature the supremely Gothic Sir Walter Scott Monument. Georgian order and elegance are reflected in New Town's beautiful squares, circuses and terraces. The National Gallery of Scotland has an impressive collection of European art, while the pageant of Scottish history can be seen at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Edinburgh has a rich and varied cultural life, from the Tattoo to the International and Fringe festivals. These are times to be sure to book accommodation well in advance. B&B accommodation is one of the best ways to get an insight into the daily life of Edinburgh's residents. There is a handy concentration north of New Town and in the suburb of Newington, south of the city centre. Numerous youth hostels are sprinkled on the city's outskirts. Surprisingly, the Royal Mile has numerous good-value and enjoyable eateries, with everything from Singaporean satays to traditional Scottish cuisine.


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Scotland Travel Destination
Aberdeen Scotland - Aberdeenairport Scotland - Airth Scotland - Aviemore Scotland - Dundee Scotland
Edinburgh Scotland -
Edinburghairport Scotland - Fortwilliam Scotland - Glasgow Scotland - Glasgowairport Scotland
Inverness Scotland - Invernessnairn Scotland - Lochlomond Scotland

Scotland Travel Informations and Scotland Travel Guide
Scotland Early History - Scotland Roman Influence - Scotland Medieval Period - Scotland Modern History
Scotland Etymology - Scotland Government & Politics - Scotland Administrative Subdivisions - Scotland Within The UK
Scotland Law & Criminal Justice - Scotland Geography & Natural History - Scotland Geology & Geomorphology
Scotland Climate - Scotland Flora & Fauna - Scotland Economy & Infrastructure - Demography of Scotland
Education in Education - Religion in Scotland - Healthcare in Scotland - Culture of Scotland
Sports in Scotland - Scotland National Symbols - Map of Scotland

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