What to do in Edinburgh
Edinburgh - The Festival City
Festivals - what Edinburgh does best. The Edinburgh Festival is a generic term used to describe the cultural explosion which takes place in the city in August each year. It is in fact made up of a variety of festivals and events including the International Festival, The Fringe, Book Festival, Military Tattoo, Jazz Festival and Edinburgh Mela.
Later in the year, the city comes alive during the Winter festivals which feature the month-long Edinburgh's Christmas and culminates with the world famous Hogmanay celebrations.
Spring time sees Ceilidh Culture, the Science Festival and the Film Festival providing the entertainment while the Children's Festival starts the summer with playful exuberance. As home to the most vibrant calendar of international festivals and events, you can be sure that there's always something to tempt you during a stay in Edinburgh.
Also known as the "Athens of the North", Edinburgh can be rightfully called one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Its distinctive and unique skyline follows closely that of Venice. The beauty of this historic City lies in the fact that it preserved over the years its own atmosphere, a medieval one you might say. The buildings, the castle, the statues breathe with history It's as if every corner of the city has its own story which awaits to be uncovered.
Its beauty also lies in the variety that is specific to Edinburgh: cathedrals, old kirks and buildings, a castle situated right in the middle of the city, beautiful gardens at the bottom of the Castle Rock, haunting kirkyards.
Some of the most fanous landmarks in Edinburgh are: Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town, Scott Monument, Leith, Princes Street Gardens, Scottish Parliament, Calton hill and many more . . .