Edinburgh – home to the most listed sites in the UK
Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
- The earliest known human habitation in the Edinburgh area is from Cramond where evidence has been found of a Mesolithic site dated to c.8500 BC
- In the 7th century, the English captured this part of Scotland and they called this place Eiden’s burgh (burgh is an old word for fort).
- In the 10th century, the Scots re-captured the area. Late in the 11th century, King Malcolm III built a castle on Castle Rock and a small town grew up nearby.
- In the 12th century (c.1130), King David I, established the town of Edinburgh as one of Scotland’s earliest royal burghs
- From the late 1740s onwards, Edinburgh began to gain an international reputation as a centre of ideas, especially in philosophy, history, science, economics and medicine
- Visit Edinburgh Castle
- Visit Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Abbey
- Climb to Arthur’s seat
- Visit national museum or Royal yatch Britannia
- Visit Scottish National monument
How to reach there
The busiest airport in Scotland is the Edinburgh International Airport. It is situated at a distance of 10 miles from the city. Edinburgh Airport is well-connected to many national and international cities like London, Helsinki, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, Birmingham, Paris, Venice, Brussels, New York etc.
Edinburgh is well-connected to many cities in the United Kingdom by a network of railway lines. There are frequent trains connecting the city to places like London, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Melrose, Newcastle upon Tyne etc. The Waverley Station is the terminal to which most of the trains to Edinburgh come. Most of the trains interconnecting Edinburgh to other cities in Scotland are run by Abellio ScotRail.
Edinburgh is well-connected by bus to many other cities. There are frequent bus services from London to Edinburgh. The city also has bus services from other places like Glasgow, Melrose, Stirling, Newcastle upon Tyne, Birmingham, Liverpool etc
- Stirling Castle ( 64kms away)
- Loch Lomond ( 126 kms away)
- Kelso ( 70 kms away)
- Museum of Flight ( 23kms away)
- St.Andrews (50 kms away)
Some hotels in Edinburgh with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night
Edinburgh Backpackers Hostel https://www.edinburghbackpackershostel.com/
Northumberland Hotel http://northumberlandhotel.com-edinburgh.com/
Adelphi Hotel http://www.edinburgheasyhotel.com/
The Baxter Hostel http://www.thebaxter.eu/
Murrayfield Park Guest House https://www.murrayfieldparkguesthouse.com/
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