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Top 10 reasons why Edinburgh is the best city

1. Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh was built around its castle, which is standing on the top of the dormant volcano since 12th century. This is one of the most popular places to visit and the central venue during the Fringe Festival’s key event– Military Tattoo.

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2. Nature

Where else could you see such a big piece of nature almost in the city centre? Arthur’s Seat is a hill, located right next to the Holyrood Palace – an official residence of Her Majesty on Edinburgh. One of the top places to visit in any time of the day for hiking experience and especially a beautiful sunset.  

3. Night life

Edinburgh is a place for everyone. You have dance, retro, rock, jazz, pop, latin and general hip hop night clubs and bars. There is no drama and sheer excitement amongst the locals and the students. Take a look at Three Sisters, Sneaky Pete’s, The Hive and Bongo Club.

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4. People

If it wasn’t for the people, Edinburgh would be just a regular historical city. This place is a great mixture of all the nationalities, and the best point is – most of them are students. You will always find a buddy for any kind of activities. Not to mention Scottish people! We love them for their culture and their ambition to teach you as many Scottish words as possible.  

5. Harry Potter`s Birth Place

This is the place where the stories about the famous Wizard boy were written – The Elephant house. You will find all the places which inspired the author to create her own magic world here in Edinburgh – such as a tomb of Tom Riddle and a street that looks like Diagon Alley.

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6. Shopping

There are hundreds of shopping malls and amazing high streets in Edinburgh that give you the most up to date and in fashion pieces. This is in contrast to the old school cashmere shops up the royal mile. You have the versatility of indoor and outside to accommodate everyone. Great deals for students, best Scottish and UK’s designers for all your fashion Instagram photos.  

7. Free activities

Free! This is the word for student, National Scottish Gallery and National Museum of Scotland introduce you to an extensive history of Scotland for free. Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat have the best views of the city. Royal Botanic Garden will meet you with diversity of flora and a nice bench to take a break during your daily routine.

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8. Festivals

Edinburgh it is a city of world-famous festivals. Everybody knows Fringe Festival – the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom. Not only Fringe but also New Year celebration, International Film Festival with lots of celebrities and Jazz, and Blues Festival are rocking this city during the year. You can’t miss it!  

9. Bagpipes

Almost everywhere you go in the center of Edinburgh you can hear the sound of Bagpipes. A National Scottish Instrument – a real reflection of Scottish history and culture. This music has strong connections to Gaelic culture, so don’t forget to have a look at them while you are in Edinburgh.

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10. Scotland’s Capital

The “city of shifting light”, history, culture, food, music, pubs – it is all about Edinburgh. You will never be bored in this city. Come to Edinburgh! It is one of the best decisions in your life, comfortable walking around the city, even though it’s a big city. You will want to take a photo of everything here, so breathtakingly beautiful and magical.

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