Facts About Edinburgh

22 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh

As one of the most-visited cities in Europe, Edinburgh is renowned for its atmospheric medieval streets, its beautiful historic buildings and its exciting festivals.

In this article, you’ll discover a collection of fascinating facts about Edinburgh’s 1,000 years of history and the events that transformed it from ‘Auld Reekie’ into ‘The Athens of The North’.

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The History of Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of the world’s top-rated tourist destinations and each year over 4 million people flood into the city to explore historic attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and St. Giles Cathedral.

Discover a collection of the city’s top attractions in this article which delves into the beginnings of the city as Scotland’s capital and its transformation into a tourist hotspot.