Castles, myths and romantic urban ambience
Edinburgh boasts an extraordinary wealth of historic buildings. Besides exuding a romantic ambience, the city’s many towers, churches and steps give a sense of travelling back in time. Visitors to Scotland’s capital won’t have to wait long to hear the sound of bagpipes. The sight of castles, kilts and whisky distilleries conveys a genuine sense of Scottish authenticity.
Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is lined with impressive sights: the medieval Mary King’s Close is the entrance to a warren of streets beneath the city. Today, visitors wanting to ascend from the underground to the highest point of the Royal Mile can make their way up to Edinburgh Castle. The stunning views from the fortress are definitely worth the climb.