Edinburgh is the capital of, and second largest city in Scotland. It is widely accepted to be one of the most attractive cities in the UK and is the second most popular visitor destination in Britain.
The annual Edinburgh Festival goes on right through August and is really a group of many festivals including The Edinburgh Fringe (Arts Festival), The Edinburgh International Festival the Military Tattoo and the International Book Festival.
The Old Town is dominated by Edinburgh Castle which looks down on The Royal Mile with its old streets on either side and large squares where many fine old buildings are preserved.
The city has numerous museums, galleries and stately buildings and also a huge variety of shops, pubs, clubs and restaurants.