Tourism in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of the most beautiful in the world so now that Easter is about to go there you can take your holiday. We show you what the best places to enjoy in Edinburgh.
The Scottish capital, Edinburgh, is situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth and has a castle that is in fact its main attraction, but the fact is that in it we find many other places which are worth visiting.
Features of Edinburgh:
* We can say that one of the best times to visit a city like Edinburgh is just now in the spring when the capital of Scotland begins to enjoy the good weather, although it has winters that are cold and summers hot although all are pretty cool.
* On the other hand it is remarkable the high cultural and architectural presence in the city that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which has its origins as a city in the tenth century after a proclamation of King David I of Scotland, which led the Church of the Holy Rood of Edinburgh.
* As for what must be said that eating local food is similar to that of England but with priority given to meats such as beef or lamb. Just as venison, partridge and pheasant. Fish is also an essential food Scottish cuisine, where stands the salmon.
Places not to miss in Edinburgh:
* Edinburgh is perhaps one of the most cultural cities in Europe and in fact many architectural elements, castles, parks and museums to visit while highlighting especially the annual Edinburgh Festival which is held in the month of August and in which participate each year artists of all kinds of front row.
* The Edinburgh Castle is undoubtedly the place that you can not miss to visit this city and located on top of a volcanic plug known as Castle Rock, in the city center, is the main attraction for tourists. Begun in the year 1000 A.D. and is divided into different buildings that give meaning to the utilities for several years has been a royal residence, fortress or prison.
* Another place that you can not miss is the old part of town known as Old Town, where we visit the Royal Mile which is the “backbone” of this area you will find houses that belonged to Scottish nobles who come to the splintered to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. As the name suggests, measures a mile and that was the route that was the king from his palace to his castle.
* Calton Hill is the hill where you can visit the monument to Nelson, the Observatory and the National Monument, a pantheon that is not finished and was built in memory of those killed in the Napoleonic war.
* As we have noted museums Royal Museum, National Gallery and the Museum of Edinburgh where we know the whole art of this city and other countries with works by Raphael, Gauguin, Botticelli, Velázquez, among others.
* If we have already mentioned Old Town, Edinburgh also has the New Town area where we can enjoy plenty of hotels, restaurants and discos. For shopping, you should take Princes Street and Queen Street, home to exclusive shops.
* Edinburgh also has a cathedral, St. Giles Cathedral, built in the fifteenth century and is also the only medieval church in the city. Tampodo can lose you the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Baroque building was the residence of Scottish kings (including Maria Stuart) and still today is the royal residence.
* Princes Street Garden is also a place to discover in Edinburgh and is a swamp that was drained, which also separates Old Town New Town. In these gardens there is a monument to the novelist Sir Walter Scott, a native of Edinburgh.