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5 Things To Do In Edinburgh Scotland

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Next to some of the popular cities spread around England and Ireland, the capital of Scotland can sometimes be overlooked. Edinburgh doesn’t have quite the name recognition of London or Dublin, but it’s a beautiful and fascinating place in its own right. And like some of the other great cities of the British Isles it blends ancient influence and modern appeal in ways that can be wonderful for travelers.

In case you get the chance to visit in the near future (which I’d highly recommend), here are a few fun things to make sure you do while you’re there.

Hike Calton Hill

This is an outstanding area to visit if you want to take in a glorious view of the entire city. Designated as a public park in 1724, Calton Hill is one of the reasons Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s easy to see why if you visit. It’s a light hike, and from the top you can see stunning angles of Edinburgh and also glimpse the North Sea. History and literature fans alike will also appreciate that the hill’s view is said to have been a favorite of Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish author behind Treasur