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Top Tourist Attractions in Edinburg

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Edinburg Castle

In the capital city of Scotland, historical grace comes together with contemporary elegance to form a one of a kind city, Edinburg. Considered by many as one of the most beautiful cities of in the world, Edinburgh has a unique charm and a spectacular skyline. There are several vantage spots spread across the city that are great for taking pictures of the immense beauty of this city.

Did you know that ETAG, an umbrella organisation in Edinburg, has been aiming to build a strong tourism community so that they can boost economic progress with the many attractions? This means that you are sure to have a fulfilling holiday, given the abundance of places that you can visit in and around the city. You can even book yourself into one of the budget hotels in Edinburg that offer everything that luxury hotels in Edinburgh, Scotland, do.

Edinburg Castle

The best way to see all the attractions is to book yourself into one of the better luxury hotels in Edinburgh, like Hotel Indigo Edinburg, which offers 4 star accommodation at the most competitive prices, while being situated in close proximity to Edinburg Castle. This castle tops the list of must-see places because it is among the country’s most famous landmarks.

Do not forget to check out the One O’clock Salute from Half Moon Battery, the impressive war memorial of Scotland, as well as the stunning collection of priceless crown jewels housed within the Royal Palace. This castle dominates the skyline of the capital, while resting on an extinct volcanic plug that elevates this formidable fortress high above the rest of the city.

The Royal Mile

The road that links the castle and the Palace of Hollyroodhouse is the Royal Mile. This entire stretch is marked by impressive and aristocratic landmarks. There are several shops with diverse products, numerous inns, cafes, restaurants and museums to check out as well. Moreover, there also are popular tourist attractions along this road, including Castle Hill, Outlook Tower, Camera Obscura, St John’s Highland Church, Lady Stair’s Close and a lot more.

The Royal Botanical Gardens

The second oldest botanical garden in England, the Royal Botanical Gardens stretch across a magnificent 70 acres. In this space, there is a herbarium, the biggest British palm house, a tropical home, exotic orchids, an alpine house, a terraced moorland garden and even an extensive arboretum with rare giant trees all the way from China, North America and the Himalayas.

There are several other highlights in the garden, including the colourful azaleas of the woodland gardens, camellias and rhododendrons. There is also an aquatic house with several tropical water plants such as the Lilly from India.

The National Museum of Scotland

This young museum opened in 2011 and has risen in popularity since then. It sees close to two million visitors each year and the number is only increasing. This museum has exhibits from a number of older museums. Its collections include a national archaeological collection, a display on art, geology, technology, science and several medieval artefacts.

There are close to 8,000 artefacts across the 16 galleries in the museum that cover different parts of the world and genres. Visiting this attraction is free of cost and it is open all days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm.


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