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Capital City Scottish Style

Edinburgh

One of the most striking of Europe’s capital cities, Edinburgh is seated on a combination of extinct volcano cones and rocky crags and the city itself has a unique haunting beauty.

A head-on collision of culture

Edinburgh has a multicultural air about it, and is one of Scotland’s most sophisticated cities. It boasts one of the best nightlife’s in the UK, and becomes a beacon of cultural activity during the Festival in August.

Edinburgh is a city where you will never be bored, its cultural offering is unrivalled in the UK, with museums, theatres and galleries for all tastes, and if you’re around over the New Year don’t forget to check out the Hogmanay celebrations, the biggest New Year’s Eve party in the world.

The JAG Travel Edinburgh Survival Guide provides all the essential information you need. Remember to check it out before any trip.


Must See

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Scotland's top tourist attraction.

    Castle Hill, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 225 1012

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  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    The yacht now houses an exhibition giving a feel for the nostalgia and history of this prestigious ship.

    Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 555 8800

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  • Whisky Heritage Centre

    The history and tradition of the whisky distiller’s craft is explained along with a taste of the “Water of Life”.

    The Royal Mile, 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh. Tel: 0131 220 0441

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  • Witchery Tours

    Evening walks are the Ghost and Gore Tour and the Murder & Mystery Tour. All tours are expertly researched and presented by costumed guides (summoned from the spirit world). Run from May to September.

    Tel: 0131 225 6745

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