Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities! It’s a town intimately entwined with its landscape, with buildings and monuments overshadowed by stunning cliffs & mountains. From the Old Town’s picturesque medieval tenements to the New Town’s neat grid of neoclassical town houses, the city offers a constantly changing perspective to all that visit her.
The Athens of the North, a name inspired by the great thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment, is a city steeped in the history of art, literature, philosophy and science. This historic pedigree is brought back to life each year with the return of the Edinburgh Festivals to larger audiences year after year. Many a star has been born out of the ashes of the festival.
From lighting up our hills to bring in the summer to lighting up the skies to say farewell to the year. We have a warm friendly welcome to all that come to share the festivities with us.
Like a favourite book, Edinburgh is a city you’ll want to return to again and again, each time leaving with a different experience or memory. From the dark spellbinding tombs of the underground city to the spectacular that is the military tattoo, there is truly something for everyone in our city.
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|Fast Facts about Edinburgh|
|Population||495,000 (2012 est)|
|Area||102 sq mi|
|Time zone||Edinburgh: GMT +0|