Edinburgh, which is the capital city of Scotland, has become a popular travel destination among people who live out there in the world. I was lucky enough to spend my time in here. In fact, it has maintained an excellent reputation throughout the past as one of the proudest and stateliest cities in the world. Edinburgh was built like Rome, on top of seven hills. Therefore, plenty of attractions are available for you to see in here. On the other hand, you will get the opportunity to take part in a variety of events throughout your stay at Edinburgh.
If you are a person who loves hiking like me, Edinburgh would be one of the best places available for you to visit. That’s because you will get a wonderful experience by going on a hike to the Arthur’s Seat. When you climb to the top, you will get the opportunity to experience a spectacular view of the city. However, it is important to keep in mind that hiking Arthur’s Seat would be a challenging experience because some parts are steep.
The Edinburgh Castle can be considered as an important landmark that you can find in this area. You can think of spending one full day here at the Edinburgh Castle. During your stay, you will be able to get a spectacular experience by seeing the Crown Jewels exhibit. In addition, you will be able to receive a sweeping view of the entire city as well. When you are exploring the Edinburgh Castle, it would be a good idea to seek the assistance of a guided tour, so that you can receive more context and information.
During your stay at Edinburgh, you will get the opportunity to take part in a variety of festivals. Every single week, you will be able to find a new festival that is being organized in the city. Out of the festivals that you can see in Edinburgh, the Fringe Festival has received much attention. This festival brings all kinds of entertainers and performers into the city. People from all parts of the world visit Edinburgh during this time of the year to take part in the festival. It is also important to keep in mind that the accommodation process would hike during the time of the festival. If you can book the hotels ahead of time, you will not have to end up with frustration.
There is a strong relationship in between the book Trainspotting, which includes a series of short stories, and Edinburgh. A movie under the same title was created later based on the book. This book revealed a different side of Edinburgh, which was never seen by the tourists. It highlighted the drug abuse and culture of violence found in here. You will be able to get a better insight about it during your stay in Edinburgh. Therefore, you are encouraged to go through this book or at least the movie, before you visit Edinburgh. If you keep these facts in your mind, you will get the opportunity to make your entire stay an unforgettable one.