Edinburgh: Athens of the North

Edinburgh, the capital and cultural center of Scotland for over 500 years has become among the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. It’s one of Europe’s main tourist attractions for about 1 million visitors a year and is the second most visited destinations in the UK after the city of London. The “Athens of the North” is not only famous as the festival city with lots of beautiful locations but for prosperous service industries and the area around George Street- among the Europe’s largest investment centers as well. Let’s take a tour around the city of Edinburgh to enjoy the breathtaking culture, landscape, tradition, and people there.

 

Edinburgh actually consists of two cities: Old Town and New Town

 

Edinburgh Castle is a castle fortress dominating the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Princes Street Gardens is a public park in the centre of Edinburgh built in the 1820s

 

St John’s Church on the Princess Street is famous for its gorgeous ancient architecture

 

Adam Smith statue in Royal Mile. Adam Smith was the Scottish moral philosopher

 

Forth Bridge is one of the most well-known bridges

 

Blackford is one of the suburbs of Edinburgh lying on the northern side of the Braid Hills and about two miles to the south of the Centre of Edinburgh

 

People, even men in Scotland have been wearing kilts like this one since the 16th century

 

Royal Mile is the main boulevard in Old Town

 

Arthur’s Seat is the peak of the group of hills near Holyrood Park

 

 

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