Many tourists are drawn to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh because of its history, architecture, friendly people, and city walking. For those who revel in the performing arts, the ideal time to visit Edinburgh is in August during the festivals. The city's population doubles as this hilly fortress town is all the worlds stage, with the Fringe turning the town into a massive extravaganza of theatre, music and dance. And if there is time left after attending the myriad of performances, Edinburgh offers the opportunity to explore its many historic buildings, including Edinburgh Castle
, built nearly 2,000 years ago, or the Palace of Holyrood House
, which is home for the royal family when they are in Scotland. The countryside, with its breathtaking mix of heather, lochs and highlands offers many memorable day trips from Edinburgh.
For more information on
visit one of these two sites!
Edinburgh First City Web Site
The Official Edinburgh Tourist Site