Edinburgh town guide
Edinburgh's spectacular setting with its castle ramparts and rocky crags make this the most visited city in Scotland - a favourite with foreign tourists. Stroll along Salisbury Crags for a fine view of the skyline of the Old Town.
As the capital city of Scotland Edinburgh houses the Scottish Parliament, soon to be housed in a brand new parliament building featuring exciting modern architecture.
Here you will find many superb galleries and museums as befits a capital city with a long cultural tradition.
The Georgian architecture has earned it a World Heritage Site designation. The famous Edinburgh International Festival is the world's largest annual arts gathering.
See the Crown jewels of Scotland at the castle. The noonday gun still fires from the high ramparts every day. The Military Tattoo is a firm favourite with visitors. Visit Holyrood Palace - the official Scottish residence of the Royal family. You can even visit the Royal Yacht, Britannia, moored nearby at Leith.
With a hire car you can journey further afield and take in a visit to view the famous Forth Bridge carrying the railway over the Firth of Forth alongside the more modern road suspension bridge.