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The beautiful capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is steeped in over a thousand years of history and is home to some of the most stunning architecture in the UK.
Rising from the flatlands of the Lothians on a series of medieval streets and rocky crags, Edinburgh is dominated by its majestic castle which overlooks the city.
Situated an hour’s drive from CLC Duchally Country Estate, Edinburgh offers a wealth of attractions for all the family. Home to international festivals that attract top artists, cutting edge galleries and exhibitions plus probably the biggest and best New Year (Hogmanay) Celebrations in the world, Edinburgh is an amazing city to visit.
Numerous bars, quirky cafes, award-winning restaurants and vibrant nightlife combine to make Edinburgh one of the most inspiring and cosmopolitan cities in Scotland.
Visitor attractions in Edinburgh
Both the old and new town districts of Edinburgh were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995, in celebration of their stunning Medieval and Georgian buildings. Edinburgh boasts over 4,400 listed buildings and 40 conservation areas.
A choice of amazing attractions in the old town include Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, St.Giles Cathedral and the Law Courts. Take your time to stroll around this part of town and soak up the culture and atmosphere of the narrow streets.
In the new town, shop ‘til you drop in Princes Street or visit the attractive gardens, home to the Ross Bandstand, a war memorial to US Soldiers of Scottish descent and a beautiful floral clock. The Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland are located at the foot of the Mound and are served by the Princes Street tram stop.
Providing a vast range of fun attractions for all the family, including a zoo, interactive museums, theatres and major festivals, including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Fringe and the Hogmanay Street Festival, this exciting city is well worth a visit if you are staying at CLC Duchally Country Estate.