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Edinburgh – will make one love it from the first visit

If you don't know where to go in summer, today we show you one of the most wonderful destinations in the United Kingdom: Edinburgh. The Scottish capital, with almost half a million inhabitants, has an unparalleled cultural offer and in 2005 UNESCO named it as the first UNESCO City of Literature. Many books and movies have been developed in this dream city and, seeing its streets, its castle, its cathedral and monuments, it does not surprise us. What can you see in Edinburgh? We tell you!


The truth is that Edinburgh is a city with so many things to see, that it is impossible to visit everything in one day. It also hosts several very important festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival, the Military Tattoo, the Jazz Festival and the Film Festival. As for academics, it is one of the most important cities in the world with four universities, the University of Edinburgh being the seventh in Europe and the 17th in the world. It is the most important financial centre in the United Kingdom after London.


But what is advisable to visit in Edinburgh? To start you can go to the Royal Mile, the most emblematic street in the city and one of the most beautiful in the whole country. Along its almost two km you can see courtyards, alleys and medieval facades that will make you fall in love and will make a walk an unforgettable moment. Also from this street you can access the castle, the cathedral of St Giles and the Palace of Holyroodhouse

From the Royal Mile you can go to Edinburgh Castle, located on top of the Castlehill and with more than one million visitors a year, undoubtedly one of the great attractions of Scotland. It is a 12th century fortress that can be visited inside.

Another visit that you cannot miss is that of the Palace of Holyrood. It is a baroque building, current official residence of the Queen of England in Scotland, which you can also visit inside. Built at the end of the 13th century, the palace is full of secret passages, tunnels and basements.

Right next to the Palace of Holyrood is Holyrood Park, also known as Queen's Park, since it belongs to the Crown. With 260 hectares, it is the largest park in Edinburgh and consists of hills, lakes, cliffs and other landforms. The highest hill in Holyrood Park is an ancient volcano called Arthur’s Seat with 251 meters. If you like to walk on the mountain, the climb is about two and a half hours and the views are well worth it.

A fact for the fans of the famous Harry Potter saga by J. K. Rowling is that in the centre of the city is a famous café called The Elephant House where the world-famous writer created the character of Harry Potter and began writing the story that years later would become a real bestseller.


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