On the east coast of Scotland on the south side of the Firth of Forth lies the city of Edinburgh, the capital of the country. Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful and attractive European cities and enchants its visitors with its small, winding streets, the countless historic buildings and many sights. Edinburgh's cityscape is dominated by the castle hill and Edinburgh Castle, formerly the seat of the Scottish kings, today home to the Scottish Parliament. The castle, like the city itself, is best explored on a guided tour. Not only will you get to see what's really worth seeing in Edinburgh, but you will also learn all kinds of interesting facts and one or two anecdotes about Edinburgh. Soak up the historic city atmosphere, relax in Edinburgh's parks and end the day with a walk along the coast.
Facts & Figures
About 480,000 inhabitants on an area of about 263km², is the second largest city in Scotland after Glasgow.
Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the National Gallery of Scotland, Princes Street and the Royal Mile.
Classic Scottish souvenirs are for example a kilt, whisky, shortbread or textiles made of sheep's wool.