SCOTTISH CITY EXPERIENCES
Edinburgh Castle, on top of Castle Rock in the city center, stands as a trademark of the city, which with 500,000 inhabitants must be said to be a big city, but not a hectic one of its kind. Old houses and buildings characterize Edinburgh and give a special calm and cozy atmosphere to the city, despite an exciting and partly bloody history. Just the Castle on Castle Rock itself has been besieged 26 times in the last 1100 years and is said to be one of the most attacked places in the world.
The big city is divided into the districts Old Town and New Town, which is divided by the park Princess Street Gardens, which dates back to the year 1770. It was also at this time that The New Town was founded to house the slightly richer citizens, and therefore still today consists mostly of beautiful houses and small parks.
The Old Town was most referred to in the 18th century as 'the stinking hole' and was Edinburgh's slum for the city's poorest. Today, the narrow alleys, cobbled alleys and hidden backyards stand as the perfect setting for a cozy metropolitan experience. From the castle and past the Royal Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, runs the two-kilometer-long tourist main street, The Royal Mile, which, as the city's lifeline, offers shopping, restaurants and pubs.
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It is easy to get around Edinburgh, where you can either use the bus system or the tram system, where there are 15 stops around the city.
In addition, you can rent a bike to get around the city or hop on a taxi. But most things in the city you can reach on foot.
To many, Scotland is like the Loch Ness monster, whiskey, bagpipes and haggis, but it is much more than that. Experience more unknown things like:
- Inchcolm Abbey and Island
- Hopetoun House
- Edinburgh Gin Distillery
- Dean Village
- Surgeons' Hall Museums
- Georgian House
Travel to Edinburgh