Published on April 20, 2015 by

Visiting the Scottish capital, Edinburgh? Here is a list of 10 things you’ll need to know. You’ll first need to be aware of the stark contrast between the old and new towns. The new town offers shopping and modern construction, while the old town provides cobbled streets and markets to find, each with a story to tell – in some cases a haunting one for those of you who are ghost hunters

Scotland is rich in history and there could be no better place to demonstrate that history than Edinburgh. At every possible turn there are grand buildings and castles; for example Edinburgh Castle, featuring St Margaret’s chapel which is the castle’s oldest surviving building and The Scottish National War Memorial.

Visit several free museums such as The Writers’ Museum, The Museum of Edinburgh, The National Museum of Scotland and The National Gallery. Take a stroll down the Royal Mile, starting at Edinburgh castle and ending at The Canongate, taking in the sights along the way. Check out the suburbs of Leith where you can find the find the Royal Yacht Britannia. Indulge in traditional Haggis, enjoy an Edinburgh Fringe Festival, go on a ghost hunting tour, witness a breathtaking view of the city from Arthur’s Seat and a great deal more.

Shopping, indulging in history, exploring, eating, partaking in social events, there’s something for everyone.

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