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2nd Largest City in Scotland
7th Largest City in the United Kingdom
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Edinburgh is like a city taken directly from a fairy tale (and works such as Harry Potter take inspiration from the city). The cityscape is dominated by Edinburgh Castle which overlooks the urban landscape. The medieval Old Town takes you back in time and, in the New Town you can still experience a modern city. Edinburgh is the Capital and Heart of Scotland and the first stop of any Scotland itinerary.
The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
St Giles' Cathedral. In front of this Cathedral is the Heart of Midlothian.
Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city.
The Royal Mile in the Old Town.
A statue of Greyfriars Bobby. The story about this dog became well-known in 19th-century Edinburgh for spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died on 14 January 1872.
The Royal Mile with the Tron Kirk to the right.
Cockburn Street is one of the most famous parts of Edinburgh.
Dean Village. A typical tourist trap and not much to see really.
Skyline of Edinburgh from Calton Hill.