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About Edinburgh

by SmarterTravel Staff
Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo: David Toase)

In Edinburgh, layers of history overlap to create a charming town that remains refreshingly modern. Edinburgh attractions include a medieval castle that sits atop a volcanic cliff, and the so-called New Town neighborhood, which sports old-fashioned Georgian architecture. Still, the present is as close as the new Scottish Parliament Building or the latest styles at High Street shops. "Scotia's darling seat" is a walking town, so Edinburgh tourists can let their own two feet take them across centuries from the longstanding hills of Arthur's Seat to an avant-garde Fringe Festival performance.

Flights to Edinburgh touch down at Edinburgh Airport, about 25 minutes outside of town.

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