The beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the UK, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Head up to Arthur’s Seat, high over the city, for an incredible panoramic view over the rooftops and winding streets and to see just how perfectly the city is situated, with mountains on one side and sea on the other. Simply stunning.
A City of Festivals and Culture
Every August, Edinburgh descends into semi-organised chaos as the biggest arts festival in the world arrives in town. The festival is divided into the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The Fringe is arguably the most eclectic festival in the world, with nearly 3,000 shows by over 25,000 artists over 300 venues - from modern opera to cutting edge comedy; circus acts to experimental theatre and street poetry. The Fringe is uncurated, so anyone can book a venue and put on a show, which gives it a reputation as one of the most exciting events in the UK’s cultural calendar. Anything can happen and it frequently does. For those with more conservative tastes, the International Festival attracts globally renowned performers from the worlds of theatre, music and the arts.More