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Edinburgh Travel Guide Scotland - When paying a visit to the capital of Scotland, you will have the pleasure to explore a deep history that offers sights, such as breathtaking castles and many exciting activities and attractions. When touring the city of Edinburgh, you will most likely come across the two main districts associated with the destination, which consists of the Old Town, as well as the New Town. Separating both exciting sections of the city is the Princes Street Gardens.

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Before venturing out into the city, you should secure a place to stay (if this wasnít taken cared of before arriving in Edinburgh). There are plenty of accommodation selections to choose from in the city, which work into any budget a traveler may possess. A moderately priced Edinburgh hotel can be found at the Learmonth Hotel, located at 18-20 Learmonth Terrace, which offers rooms for about $130 per night. A less expensive option includes the Herald House Hotel on 70 Grove St, Haymarket, which provides rooms for about $50 with access to a television and direct dial telephone.

After settling into an Edinburgh hotel, you will find that a wealth of interesting museums, attractions, historical points, and natural scenery awaits your inquisitiveness. When visiting the Old Town area, you will encounter what is considered the center of medieval Edinburgh. This is where you will find the most monuments possessing the best historical representations. Some that you might want to add to your itinerary includes Edinburgh Castle, St Giles' Cathedral, as well as Holyroodhouse Palace, which serves as the Royal Scottish residence.

Additional places in Edinburgh to seek out a wealth of popular tourist attractions include Calton and Arthurís Seat, where an extinct volcano is located. Calton provides some of the best views of the city. When you want to admire the Edinburgh Castle from a different angel, this is the place to be. The Royal City Observatory and Old Royal High School are also positioned in this section of town.

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Edinburgh Interesting Facts

  • One of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th century Edinburgh was applying burnt ashes of doveís dung.
  • The first animal bought by the Edinburgh Zoo was a gannet.
  • Edinburghís highest hill is Arthurís Seat at 822 feet.
  • English prisoners held at Borthwick Castle were given the opportunity to earn freedom by leaping across a 12 ft gap between the castleís twin towers with their hands behind their backs.
  • Scotlandís most famous dueling arena was the grassy slope sited below Arthurís Seat.
  • Famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell was from Edinburgh.
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