This beautiful city of Scottish myths and legends is not only bordered by the sea, lakes and mountains but is also full of history.
The city of Edinburgh is located on the southern side of the estuary of the Forth River. The city center can be easily traversed on foot or by public transport. Edinburgh's old town is an enchanting remnant from the medieval period, full of interesting places which tell stories of Scotland's past. There is always something going on in the narrow streets of Edinburgh, where you can visit the birthplace of the Harry Potter book series and drink a coffee in one of the famous cafes where the first chapters were written. Explore the winding streets of quirky shops or climb to the top of Calton Hill and admire the view over the rooftops of Edinburgh from the National Monument. Learn more about the history of Scotland by visiting the National Museum of Scotland, or if you are feeling active, take a walk up Arthur's Seat, a tall hill which lies just outside of the city from which you can see down to the ocean.
The cultural events which take place in Edinburgh are famous worldwide and attract a large number of visitors each year. The "Edinburgh Festival" attracts more than 2 million tourists every year who come to enjoy the mixture of traditional and contemporary music, theatre, art and dance performances.