"A dream in masonry and living rock."
That is how Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson described Edinburgh - one of Europe's most beautiful cities.
Owing to its spectacular, rugged setting its cityscape and architecture is dominated by the landscape
In Old Town's medieval tenements dominate the Royal Mile, while the New Town's neat grid like layout is built along pure neo-classical lines.
Edinburgh is as compact as it is intriguing and is small enough to explore easily on foot. That is after you've checked into your accommodation.
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Known as the "Athens of the North", Edinburgh is, on one hand, a city of high culture, literature and art. On the other hand it is known as "Auld Reekie" (Scottish for Old Smoky) full of crowded pubs and loud locals.
Both Old Town and New Town Edinburgh are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 4500 listed buildings. Old Town is home to a number of notable sights including;
- Edinburgh Castle
- Holyrood Palace
- St Giles Cathedral and the Law Courts.
- The Royal Museum of Scotland, Surgeons' Hall and McEwan Hall.
- Due to the landscape the Old Town is home to some of the earliest "high rise" residential buildings. From the 16th century onwards buildings with 10 or more storeys became common.
Today the New Town is considered to have the finest Georgian architecture and its layout is considered to be the best example of urban planning in the world. Located in the heart of Scotland in the Central Belt region. Edinburgh is a tourist destination to suit all tastes and by making a reservation with Booked.net you can experience it all first-hand.