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  Welcome to Edinburgh

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Welcome to Edingburgh - The world's festival capital

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and with 482,640 inhabitants, it is the second most populated city of the country after Glasgow. Considered the second largest city in Scotland. It's situated in northern UK and southern Scotland, on the coast on the banks of the Firth of Forth, at the east end. The centre consists of many nice places, which attract a variety of tourists every year. Edinburgh is also known for its numerous festivals, in particular the Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh Hogmanay festival. If you are interested in visitng Edinburgh, you should know that it is a city with a lot of historical treasures and that all districts of the city are listed as “Unesco World Heritage sites” since 1995.Today Edinburgh is the second most visited city in U.K. for its International Festival, the festival consists of live performances, the world's largest developed and other festivals in the summer. The festival is called Edinburgh Festival and during the days celebrated, the population doubles.


Edinburgh Castle, founded in the eleventh century on a hill in the center of the Scottish capital, is characterized as the most important building in the city. Edinburgh Castle, founded in the eleventh century on a hill in the center of the Scottish capital, is characterized as the most important building in the city. The hill on which Castle Rock is located is not cost much climb on foot, are about 20 minutes from the city center and the railway station. It has a spectacular fortress and served to defend the city from attacks. Currently run by a society of historical monuments in Scotland.
Royal Mile is the name that received it, but is a group of old streets from the Old city ofEdinburgh. The main street appears close to the castle until the Holyrood House Palace. This building was built by the spanish arquitect called Miralles. The most of the shops in this street are luxury although you also will find the gift shops in the close area or in the same street. And the name of those streets ( Royal Mile) are: Castle Esplanade, Lawnmarket, High Street, Castlehill, Canongate y Abbey Strand.
Hill Carlton is located in one of the ends of the center of the city, its name cames since long ago,this field was owned from the Baron Carlton.You could visit because this hill is full of many monuments inside the field.
So, you can also visit The Old Town, is a magic part of the city because it hide histories and has a nice architecture that help you to imagine the other different lives of the past. Palacio Holyrood, was a monastery years ago built by the king David Iand now it's the official house of the kings of Escocia.


In Edinburgh there is a very curious for a tea place called "The white elepfant" where JK Roulins wrote Harry Potter. And for beer lovers recommend "Last Drop" although the city is large and has several options for tourists and tastes, there is always a bar or pub is the most commented in the area.


Edinburgh has a fascinating market called Grassmarket in the street that is the perfect point to lunch or dine in the city. It's close to the Royal Mile so, when you finish your visit at the end of the day you can go there. The medieval houses located in the square have restaurants and pubs always full of people.
If you love go to shopping there are two malls, the first one is “Ocean Terminal” in Ocean Drive,Leith with different flats and the second one “ Princes Mall” located in Princes Street, Edinburgh. This last one is smaller but is better according with the comments of the tourists.
You can find two other known shopping centers for its infrastructure as is "Jenners" It is worth going to admire the building, ancient, really very striking. And the last "Harvey Nichols" to date, stores are fashion stores with exclusive cosmetics and perfume brands. The tranquil atmosphere,well worth a visit in Edinburgh.


Time zone: GMT (UTC±0)
Summer (DST): BST (UTC+1)


The weather in Edinburgh is classified as warm and temperate. There rainfall throughout the year in Edinburgh. Even the driest month still has rain. The average annual temperature in Edinburgh is 8.5 ° C

Public transportation

Edinburgh city center is not very big and if the weather is good, pleasant is to go from one place to another walking.

Buss and tram:
If you prefer to move on public transport, in Edinburgh, the most widespread is the bus. There are two urban bus companies, First Bus and Lothian Buses, the latter is more common and their lines cover virtually the entire city and surrounding areas.

The single ticket, single ticket, it costs £ 1.60 per adult and £ 0.80 per child and serves for a single trip. And in the Travelshops you can buy the Citysmart card and charge as many trips as you want.The city has no metro, but a tram since 2014 that connects the airport and downtown.

Edinburgh is caught by crowds of visitors, almost 10 million passengers a year, as a tourist destination dedicen to go there first using Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which stands as the first airport in Scotland by number of passengers and one of the busiest airports in the UK. The airport is 12 kilometers from Edinburgh city center and has one terminal.


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