Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and also the most beautiful city in Scotland. Think beautiful cobblestone streets, stunning buildings, a lot of museums, good food and nice boutiques and other shops. Below we tip four things you have to do when you bring a visit to this Scottish town.
- Edinburgh by night
Edinburgh is a beautiful city with a lot of beautiful buildings, narrow alleys and cute shops. The best known is the Royal Mile, this is a series of streets that make up the main street of Old Time. It runs from Edinburgh Castle to the (weird) new building of the Scottish Parliament. A lot to see so if you walk down this ‘road’. It is really cool to walk the Royal Mile at night. The buildings are illuminated, giving it a kind of ghostly appearance. It is also a lot less crowded, so you can admire the buildings better. There are also several 'ghost tours' in the evening where you even can go underground ...
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- Edinburgh Castle
The biggest sight of Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle, located on Castle Rock. The main part of the castle is from the 17th century. Here you can admire the Scottish crown jewels. It is the most visited tourist attraction in Scotland, so come a little early in the day to visit it.
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- Cameo Filmhouse
If you want to do something else in the evening than drinking beers in the pub (which also sounds good), then Cameo Cinema is a must. In this small cozy cinema you’ll see the best movies, which you maybe didn’t even knew. It's also a nice place to eat or have a drink. The cinema is very small (think: some areas only have three rows), so be on time to get your tickets.
- Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura is a must when you are visiting Edinburgh. Here you see all kinds of optical illusions. Paintings where you can look at in different ways, light tunnels, distorting mirrors, editing your face: there is a lot to see! The highlight is the old camera obscura which is on top of the building. This one is over 150 years old and through a periscope you can spy on people that are standing on the square. It is a funny idea that people who saw this 100 years ago panicked and started to scream Today we are no longer afraid, but it remains an astonishing technique.
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