Edinburgh is the capital and the cultural center of Scotland. Thanks to its acropolis it’s often called the "Athens of the north", but the beautiful city has much more to offer. Both the densely populated old town and the Georgian new town have great charm and are certainly worth a visit.
The absolute top attraction is definitely Edinburgh Castle, located on Castle Rock. It dominates the skyline of the city and attracts more than 3 million visitors every year who visit the castle’s Royal Palace, the St. Margaret’s Chapel and one of the several shops and restaurants.
Edinburgh is also well known for its festivals. The first one of the year already takes place on New Year where the Scottish celebrate Hogmanay and it continues all year long with festivals like the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
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