What to do in the capital?
Edinburgh has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town with beautiful gardens and neoclassical buildings.
Shops along the famous Victoria Street. From: The University of Edinburgh Image Gallery.
The castle looks over the city of contrasts and Calton Hill is adorned with monuments and memorials.
Arthur’s seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views.
“When I looked out in the morning it is as if I had waked in Utopia.”George Elliott
Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens (top left) and Scottish Parliament (top right). Photos from The University of Edinburgh Image Gallery.
Edinburgh’s most famous “PET”: Greyfriars Bobby
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14th January 1872.