Places to visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has a tremendous amount of history, heritage and also, fun! There are plenty of things to do and see in this vibrant old city. It’s mainly known for its shipbuilding but, as it progressed through the years, it’s also taken on newer industries, like financial services and internet tech. For example, Web Design Edinburgh based company Design Hero is one of the most prominent in the city. Here are some great places to go in the city.

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  1. Edinburgh Castle – This centuries old basiton of defence is one of the largest intact Castles in Britain today. It’s still registered as a military base, but it also acts as a memorial and museum to the many different regiments and brigades that Scotland has produced. It sits at the Eastern end of the Royal Mile.
  2. The Royal Mile – This is the mile between The castle and Holyrood Castle. This is a tourist area but it’s nice to view the gift shops and Edwardian architecture of the thoroughfare.
  3. The National Museum of Scotland – An impressive looking building, inside and out, all of Scotland’s culture and history are contained within. Highlights include such diverse artefacts as the Lewisian Chessmen to Jackie Stewarts Tyrell 003, the car he won the 1971 Formula one World Championship with.

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  1. The Fringe – A chance to see some of the new and best current existing stand up comedians in the business. There are also some far out shows to see if you can manage it. It’s the first time you’ll probably find yourself in a theatre at four in the morning.