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Points of Interest: Edinburgh
Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city, is situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth in central Scotland. With just less than 500,000 people living in the city, it is still second to Glasgow in terms of population.
Edinburgh has been home to the Scottish Parliament, situated in the Scottish Parliament Building in Holyrood, since 1999. This is just one of many recognisable buildings within the city. Others include Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence the Queen; Royal Scottish Academy Building, the Scottish National Gallery and of course, Edinburgh Castle.
Situated on the great rock above the city, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its history stretches back to the 14th century, when the Scots and English fought for control.
Since then it became home to a number of Scottish monarchs, most famously Mary Queen of Scots, been a military base and even a jail for prisoners of war.
Heritage plays an important role in Edinburgh, with the city steeped in rich history, yet it manages to blend the old and new and has all the features and facilities required to become a contemporary city.
The churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars and the Canongate are found in the Old Town, while the Georgian New Town built in the 18th century is home to the main shopping destination, Princes Street. Both areas have been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995.
The local National Museum of Scotland is home to a T-Rex while the National Museum of Flight has a real Concorde display; showing the locals love for history.
The spectacular scenery can be seen in all its glory from Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano, which can be reached on a walk from Holyrood Park. Princes Street Gardens is another popular green space and is also home to the Scott Monument and Ross Fountain.
The city’s economy has traditionally focused on financial services, such as banking and insurance, but it has expanded in encompass a range of business types and is now the UK’s largest financial centre after London.
In modern times, the city is famous for the Fringe Festival which has become the biggest international arts festival in the world.