Well known for its Hogmanay celebrations at New Year, Edinburgh also has much to offer the visitor all year round. Scotlandís capital is dominated by the imposing Edinburgh Castle, with Holyrood House at the other end of the Royal Mile. The Edinburgh Tattoo, held in the grounds of the castle, is another popular festival. Flights are available to Edinburgh via London with British Airways, and direct to New York with Delta Airlines. .
Rising up in medieval splendour from its base
atop an ancient, extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle stands at the
head of the Royal Mile in Old Town, the original city centre with
winding lanes and dark alleys. Opposite, the Georgian New Town
provides a contrast with its ordered grid of elegant 18th-century
architecture. While Edinburgh has a rich, cultural heritage and is
home to many of Scotland's museums and galleries, it is perhaps
most famous for the Edinburgh International Festival, which runs
for three weeks during August. During the festival the town comes
alive with street performers advertising their shows, and visitors
are sure to be entertained by comedians, and may even see one or
two of their favourite actors sampling a barrel at the Scotch
Whisky Heritage Centre.
The Royal Mile is Scotland's most fascinating
street; it runs from Edinburgh Castle, through the Old Town, to
Holyrood Palace and is lined with museums, churches and historic
buildings dating from the 15th century.
National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
The National Gallery of Scotland is situated
in the heart of Edinburgh and is home to Scotland's greatest
collection of European paintings and sculpture from the Renaissance
St Andrews Edinburgh
The historic town of St Andrews is home to
the most famous golf club in the world, The Royal and Ancient Golf
Club of St Andrews.
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