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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by its iconic symbol, the Edinburgh Castle, this city manages to seamlessly blend medieval relics, Georgian grandeur, and modern living. In this town, medieval palaces stand right next to modern buildings, and Gothic churches rub shoulders with awe-inspiring contemporary museums and galleries. Scotland’s pulsing nightlife center, the city is often called the Athens of the North. Edinburgh’s world-famous cultural festivals are just a small part of its extensive special-events program. Often cited as the UK’s most desirable city to live in, Edinburgh is not only a city of explosive energy and crowded pubs, but it is also a center of high culture, fine art, and cutting-edge science. Make Edinburgh central to your United Kingdom travel plans using our United Kingdom trip site .
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Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
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