Places to Visit in Edinburgh - the Amour of Scotland
Did you know that novelist of the celebrated Sherlock Holmes detective mysteries, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was born at Picardy Place, Edinburgh in 1859? This city also boasts great literary legacies that span the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott, J K Rowling, Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin.
Edinburgh is without doubt the crowning jewel of Scotland, most often referred to as one of the best places to live in. The unique mix of old age charm and modern sophistication makes a lasting impression on the visitors from across the globe, making it the most visited destination in Britain after London and definitely the favourite amongst tourists. While travelling here, consider choosing hotels near Edinburgh train station like Piries Hotel Central Edinburgh to get the best connectivity around the city. It is just about 15 minutes from Edinburgh airport, which makes it a comfortable option as well.
Exploring the City
Over 3.5 million visitors pouring into the city every year, it presents a stunning scenery, historic buildings and impressive architecture. The city is home to Scotland's premium Museums and Galleries, including the National Galleries of Scotland, the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Museum of Modern Art and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to name a few.
If you are a shopaholic, Edinburgh will fit your bill perfectly. With an array of shopping options right from department stores to small market stalls, shops here cater to every taste, including some great whisky shops. Speaking of whisky, do not forget to check their amazing range of pubs and cafe bistros.
As you come out of the bustling shopping affair in Princes Street, the magnificent Castle dominates the skyline; you will find yourself lost in the breath taking beauty of this castle that is set atop the stony core of a dormant volcano. Amazing isn't it? Find budget and cheap hotels in Edinburgh that will let you explore this side of the city. Also visit attractions like the Edinburgh zoo and Murray field Stadium.
Unique Quirks of the City
As you take a stroll from your hotel near Edinburgh train station, do not panic if you hear a sudden explosion. From the ramparts of the Castle a gun is fired at approximately 1:00 pm every day except on Sunday. Check your watch to see if they got the time right!
Autumn in this part of the world sees Edinburgh become the cultural capital of Europe, when the city's festival is held. This does not refer to a single festival. In fact, there are a collection of festivals right from comedy to theatre and musicals, which have dramatically grown over the years to become an extravagant event that sees tourist rush in from all over the world. You can see the Edinburgh City Centre ( EICC ) burst alive with activity at this time of the year. Be a part of this Scottish celebration and choose a hotel near Edinburgh train station to stay at as you take part of the festivities.
Around the year, there is always something interesting going on in the city making it a must stop destination in your “bucket list”. So rendezvous in Edinburgh, the amour of Scotland!
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