Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and its second largest city after Glasgow. With its stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture, and winding medieval streets, it’s easy to see why Edinburgh has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
Edinburgh Castle dominates the urban skyline, perched atop the crags of an ancient volcano right in the centre of the city. The city is one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities in Europe and is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
The capital is bustling with arts, culture, sports and attractions and is famous for playing host to the world’s largest arts festival. After dark Edinburgh has a lively nightlife with stylish bars and pubs, restaurants, clubs and live entertainment to rival any European city.
There’s plenty of open space too, with a large number of public parks and green spaces right in the busy city centre. For active types, there's an extensive and varied choice of activities and sports in Edinburgh and the surrounding area. This is a city that knows how to be both ancient and modern. And a fantastic place to live.
Text from: The University of Edinburgh - Explore Edinburgh
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