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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, and the country’s second largest behind Glasgow. It is home to many national institutions including the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery and also boasts many historic buildings - none more impressive than Edinburgh Castle, the grounds of which are located in the city centre.
Edinburgh City Centre is split into two areas, an old town and a new town, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Princes Street is perhaps the most popular street in Edinburgh and is the busiest shopping street in the city. It’s also lined with many bars, restaurants and cafes, making it popular with both tourists and locals. Another popular area is the famous Grassmarket of Edinburgh. This area has a popular nightlife scene with many pubs and bars located here. It lies at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, making it a convenient stop off area as you walk up to the castle.
With many galleries, museums and other historical places of interest throughout the city, there’ll be plenty to keep you busy in Edinburgh. Other areas of interest include Edinburgh Zoo and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.
With a wide range of boutique and budget hotels in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city has something for everyone, and accommodation to suit all budgets.