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Edinburgh


"It seems like a city built on precipices, a perilous city. Great roads rush down hill like rivers in spate. Great buildings rush up like rockets".
GK Chesterton, 1905

Edinburgh, pronounced /ˈɛdɪnb(ə)rə/; Scottish Gaelic: Důn Čideann) is the capital of Scotland, the seventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of Scotland's Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.
It has been the capital of Scotland since 1437 (replacing Scone) and is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, earning it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city.

Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The number of visitors attracted to Edinburgh for the Festival is roughly equal to the settled population of the city. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

South Queensbury Steps
South Queensbury Steps
Edinburgh - Secret Garden
Edinburgh - Secret Garden
Edinburgh - Sky Light
Edinburgh - Sky Light
N Queensferry Train Passing Over
N Queensferry Train Passing Over
S Queensferry - Steps
S Queensferry - Steps
South Queensbury Harbour
South Queensbury Harbour
Edinburgh - Photographing Adam
Edinburgh - Photographing Adam
S Queensferry  - Sunset
S Queensferry - Sunset
S Queensferry  - Lamp
S Queensferry - Lamp
S Queensferry - Rail Bridge
S Queensferry - Rail Bridge
Edinburgh - Studed Woman
Edinburgh - Studed Woman
Edinburgh - Looking for a Bargin
Edinburgh - Looking for a Bargin
N Queensferry - Octangle House
N Queensferry - Octangle House
S Queensferry  - Fence and Bridge
S Queensferry - Fence and Bridge
S Queensferry  - Fourth Rail Bridge
S Queensferry - Fourth Rail Bridge
Edinburgh - Arch
Edinburgh - Arch
S Queensferry  Fourth Road Bridge
S Queensferry Fourth Road Bridge
Edinburgh - Art Lover
Edinburgh - Art Lover
Edinburgh - Pat in Lead
Edinburgh - Pat in Lead
Garages in the Sky
Garages in the Sky
Edinburgh - Rose among the Thorns
Edinburgh - Rose among the Thorns
Edinburgh - Security Alert
Edinburgh - Security Alert
Edinburgh - Cadenheads Whisky Shop
Edinburgh - Cadenheads Whisky Shop
Edinburgh - Market Stalls
Edinburgh - Market Stalls
Edinburgh - Jenners two Floors
Edinburgh - Jenners two Floors
Edinburgh - Jenners Roof Timbers
Edinburgh - Jenners Roof Timbers
Edinburgh - Trunk Close
Edinburgh - Trunk Close
Edinburgh - My Coat for a Chip
Edinburgh - My Coat for a Chip
Edinburh - Water Break
Edinburh - Water Break
Edinburgh - The Royal Mile
Edinburgh - The Royal Mile
Damlmeny Station
Damlmeny Station
Edinburgh - Jenners Floor
Edinburgh - Jenners Floor
Edinburgh - Garden Square
Edinburgh - Garden Square
Edinburgh - Corner Building
Edinburgh - Corner Building
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