"This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again."

Alexander McCall Smith, Author

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Explore the city of Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an beautiful setting.

Edinburgh is the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with world-class visitor attractions and exhilarating outdoor pursuits.

The city has long been known abroad as a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, the sciences and engineering. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013.

The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival, which, since its inception in 1947, has grown – largely as a result of the "Fringe" and other associated events – into the biggest annual international arts festival in the world.

In 2004 Edinburgh became the world's first UNESCO City of Literature, an accolade awarded in recognition of its literary heritage and lively literary activities in the present.

The city's historical and cultural attractions, together with an annual calendar of events aimed primarily at the tourist market, have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

From family days out to cultural interests, Edinburgh has a host of attractions to satisfy every visitor, whether for the day, or as a new citizen of the city who has made a relocation to Scotland.

Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and it's beautiful coast and countryside.

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