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The capital of Scotland is a protected UNESCO world heritage site and one of the most fascinating cities on earth. Some sites are amazing due to their bright, airy nature, like stretches of pure sandy beach for example, while others are gorgeous in a dark, brooding, worthwhile way, like a thick forest or the windswept hills of Ireland’s west coast. This is exactly where Edinburgh’s vast beauty lies; the Gothic feeling the city exudes with its narrow curvy roads and tall, thin edifices – and of course the renowned castle looking down on it all like a sentinel. If you want to explore other cities in the United Kingdom as well, we also offer great value breaks to London.
A warm welcome awaits you once you’ve arrived in this fantastic city. Packed with traditional pubs serving delicious food and drinks, you will have the feeling that you’ve stepped back in time while walking down the cobbled roads.
In the late summer the Edinburgh Festival takes place, which lasts for three weeks. At this time of the year the population becomes twice as big with countless party animals flocking from all over the planet to let their hair down. There is also a long list of other events spanning both the summer and winter months, like the great Hogmany at New Years, or for the more sophisticated among us, the Science Festival, which draws crowds for two weeks in Spring.
The City’s history is wealthy, diverse and exciting, and by booking cheap flights to Edinburgh you get the chance to discover it in numerous interactive and fascinating ways. There were very bright eras such as the enlightenment epoch when Edinburgh’s scientific prowess earned the title ‘The Athens of the North’, or far darker periods such as the latter days of the Edinburgh Vaults. Being a huge complex of catacombs winding their way beneath the town, these vaults were originally constructed in the eighteenth century to house taverns and tradesman’s stores. As the damp increased and living conditions worsened, they moved out and the city’s very poorest residents were left to make their homes there.
Edinburgh is a captivating gem that once explored won’t soon be forgotten. There is so much to do and see that a week will happily fly by, and whether it’s a week of revelry or a week of cultural exploration, you will have a great time.
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