Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is a place rich in history with many historical buildings of interest, and is a very popular city with visitors. It is a prominent city for medicine, education and science and has a vibrant culture with many festivals taking place over the year, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe featuring lots of comedy acts, the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh International Festival featuring drama and music, along with many other festivals such as jazz, film and science. Edinburgh has plenty of entertainment including theatre and cinema, with live music being popular in pubs, and there are lots of galleries and museums to visit.
There are various conferences in Edinburgh, such as the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, being a large venue for many conventions and conferences for business along with other events, and Edinburgh Airport serves the city for air travel.
Edinburgh Car Hire
Wherever you are in Edinburgh, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Edinburgh car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
In Edinburgh you’ll find a wealth of places to visit, here are a few suggestions:
St. Giles’ Cathedral
Visit this magnificent Gothic building dating from the 1300’s with restorations in the 1800’s, and admire the impressive architecture with its crown steeple, intricate wooden carvings, stained glass windows and medieval stonework, a beautiful building inside and out.
This superb fortress, parts of which date from the 1100’s, is a fascinating visit and an important and distinctive landmark in Edinburgh. You can explore the castle, admire the imposing architecture, the Great Hall, stained glass windows and see the Scottish Crown Jewels displayed there.
Scottish National Gallery
Situated in a splendid Neo-Classical building, this gallery is home to a vast collection of art dating from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 1900’s. Among the collection are paintings by Botticelli, Raphael, Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough, Monet, J M W Turner, Vermeer, Cezanne and Leonardo da Vinci.
National Museum of Scotland
This fascinating museum houses a range of exhibits for visitors to enjoy such as Scottish archaeological artefacts, Celtic jewellery, Pictish silverware, a copy of Mary Queen of Scot’s tomb and a historic guillotine.
Museum of Childhood
Come and visit this charming museum displaying many different exhibits including dolls’s houses, rocking horses, books, teddy bears, puppets, prams, marbles and tea sets, making an enjoyable visit for all the family.Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Here you can see many modern and contemporary works from the early 20th century to present, and includes paintings, installations and sculptures. The collections include art works by Hockney, Bacon, Matisse, Picasso, Warhol, Hirst, Emin and Dali.
This splendid palace, and the Queen’s Scottish residence, was built in the 1600’s and is a lovely place to visit, where you can look around a number of the grand rooms with their elegant furniture and decoration, all situated in beautiful gardens.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Visit this Gallery to see an impressive and varied collection of portraits of notable Scottish people, including Mary Queen of Scots, James I, Robert Burns, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Billy Connelly and Alex Ferguson.
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