What To See In Edinburgh

The picturesque city of Edinburgh is laid down with marvelous castles, mansions, monuments and wonderful gardens.

A brief reconnaissance of the city unravels the mystery of Scotlandís fascinating history. Tresspass the extents of Scotland and you will explore its interesting history.

The various sites to visit on a tour to Edinburgh are:

Edinburgh Castle: It is the main attraction and the must see of the city. This simple and charming, yet the most stunning fort exhibits the rising and falling history of the city. The Stone of Destiny is very precious to the Scots. Finally, the Scottish National War Memorial is one of the most touching places that is a decorous evidence of shared pain and loss the city had felt.

The Forth Bridge: This bridge, also known as South Queensferry is located at the north of Edinburgh and is around 120 years old. It is the main historical symbol of Scotland that is appreciated worldwide. It also avails a good range of hotels and restaurants on the way with sights of the bridge.

The Royal Mile: The main road of the capital, the Royal Mile is always crowded during festival days. During winters a chill settles on the cobbles with not even a single person around, the scene is a magical experience. It is always known for its tawdry plaid shops. It is best to visit there on a walking tour especially at night.

Palace Of Holyroodhouse: Situated at the bottom of the Royal Mile, it is the official residence of the Queen. Most parts of the palace as such are always closed With the exception of few which are open and display the traditions of 16th century. Its strange stuart features, adjoining abbey shell of the 12th century, are very attractive.

Royal Yacht Britannia: Located at the Ocean Terminal, the Royal Yacht is an omnipresent tourist attraction and prominent choice for a night out. It is very famous for its high tidal waves.  The Art Deco lines are also eye-catching.

Edinburgh Zoo: This zoo is one of the most respected places of its kind. But still it is a fun for kids. It generally organizes a number of activities in the months of July and August. This zoo can be visited any time in the year as it remains opened throughout the year. The main attractions of the zoo are penguins and wolves.

Our Dynamic Earth: Also known as Edinburgh's Millennium Dome, is an interactive tourist attraction. It was a great success when it was opened in summers of 1999.

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