Edinburgh may be dubbed the Athens of the North, but in truth it is an exceptional and unique city. While it's surpassed in size by Glasgow, Edinburgh is Scotland's most popular attraction as well as its capital. It is home to the Scottish Parliament and features a historic combination of Georgian and Medieval architectural styles.
From the Edinburgh Travel Guide
03 August 2013 - 27 August 2013
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in August every year, and is the largest arts festival in the world.There are a number of varied performances from classic works, alternative arts and more mainstream fare. The festival takes place in a number of venues (over 250 in 2006) throughout Edinburgh, including a number of street performers on the "Royal Mile" in Edinburgh's old town.
Very convenient for Fringe venues, but we were on the 4th floor which was at a very warm temperature throughout. Even with both windows open all the time, we had to buy a fan to keep cool at night, with outside temps of only 7-9 degrees. No warning that the bed was not a double, but three-quarter size. ... more
The apartment is very large and very well equipped. The neighbourhood is quiet. And we manage to find some grocery store on Leith Walk so we were very satisfied. ... more