The capital of Scotland since the end of the 15th century, Edinburgh is perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, built on a series of volcanic rocks and containing a number of exquisite gardens and parks.
The city can be divided into three main districts, composed of the Georgian New Town, the medieval Old Town and the port of Leith, each with its own unique experience on offer. The Leith docks, for example, have recently undergone development and boast a number of waterfront hotels, restaurants, pubs and wine bars for your enjoyment. The Medieval Old Town features many of Edinburgh’s galleries and museums, while the Georgian New Town, with its classical architecture, is home to broad streets, such as Princes Street, which is the focal point of many of the city’s celebrations.
The city is an exciting, forward-looking capital, full of art, culture, history and beauty. Getting to know Edinburgh and its sites is a relatively simple affair since the main attractions the city has to offer are within walking distance of each other. It has a plethora of art galleries and museums and five major performing-arts theatres.
There is a youthful and lively feel to the city, due to its high student population and busy festival calendar.
Flights: Norwich - Edinburgh. Daily except Saturday.