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The Very Best Edinburgh Attractions

December 16th, 2010

Edinburgh is one of the most important and famous tourist locations of Europe and has around 13 million people coming to the view the Edinburgh attractions every year. This tourist city is also the capital of Scotland.

City Overview:
Edinburgh is also known to be one of the finest heritage cities in the world. You can see many old heritage buildings while you are here and will also be able to capture some of the finest contemporary styles of architecture while in this diverse cultured city.

Places which you must visit:
If you are a lover nature, then a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden should be one of the first places in your itinerary.
The Cathedral of Saint Giles is one of the few cathedrals in the world that does not have any bishop.
One can taste the distinct flavour of Scotch whisky at the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.
One of the most important Edinburgh attractions is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This house has been home to many kings & queens from history.
The Edinburgh Zoo offers a scintillating view of the complete city as it is located on the top area of the Corstorphine Hill. The zoo is home to different animals like deer’s, rhinos, tigers, polar bears amongst many other animals.
The Museum of Childhood has a huge collection of soft toys from all over the world and is one of the only museums of its kind.
Book lovers would not want to miss a visit to The National Library that has a huge collection of books from across the world.

Things you must do:
It would be a good idea to wake up early and enjoy the beautiful rays of the early morning sun.
Travelling by a taxi should be avoided and rather see the lovely city on feet.
Take a turn back into history by visiting the various museums in the city, the Edinburgh attractions that offer a rich insight into the history of the city.
Hit the popular night clubs and pubs and relax and enjoy the evenings.

Shopping and Sports in the city:
One of the most important shopping destinations in the city is the St. James Centre that has a perfect blend of branded and non branded clothes in one store. The city is famous for its sports clubs and you can find close to 65 different sports clubs here. The most commonly played games are table tennis, squash, racketball and tennis.

How to spend nightlife:
Edinburgh is one of the best places in the world for those who like to enjoy the night life.  There are numerous bars and pubs in and around the city that offer the best in entertainment and fun for revellers. One can also enjoy quite a few live performances at some of the pubs.

Famous Festivals:
One of the top most Edinburgh attractions is the different festivals that are held in this city. Some of the most important ones are the Edinburgh Hogmanay, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, The Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Mela, the Edinburgh International Book festival , the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the world famous Edinburgh International Film Festival.