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Edinburgh, the dynamic capital city of Scotland rises from the flatlands of the Lothians on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags and is steeped in over a thousand years of rich history.
The skyline is dominated by Edinburgh Castle and below, the medieval streets and elegant terraces enchant the thousands of people who visit this magnificent city every year.
Duchally Country Estate is premium accommodation near Edinburgh Scotland accessed by an easy drive of just an hour and no matter what the itinerary, a visit to Edinburgh is a must.
Home to international festivals that attract the world’s top artists, art galleries displaying cutting edge works and numerous bars, restaurants and clubs that provide lively nightlife all combine to make Edinburgh an inspiring cosmopolitan city.
Visiting Edinburgh while staying at our Duchally Country Estate is simply a joy with a vast array of sights, sounds and smells to take in.
Edinburgh’s many visitor attractions
The old and new town districts have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995 in recognition of their Medieval and Georgian buildings and Edinburgh boasts more than 4,500 listed buildings with a total of 40 conservation areas.
Noteworthy areas for sight seeing in the old town include the Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, St Giles Cathedral and the Law Courts building. Soaking up the atmosphere in these narrow streets of the old town is fantastic with many fascinating buildings and architecture to view.
In the new town, the principal area is Princes Street which is now the main shopping area where even today a few original Georgian buildings remain.
Edinburgh is also the home of many other visitor attractions including museums, libraries, theatres and a zoo which provide a whole range of fun days out for all the family.
Major International festivals and events held in Edinburgh throughout the year include the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Fringe and the world famous Hogmany street festival is celebrated by millions every year making it the most visited city in the UK after London.
While staying at our holiday accommodation near Edinburgh a day out in the city is highly recommended for all members of the family.