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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.

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Beltane Fire Festival

30 April 2014

Up on Calton Hill, the Beltane Fire festival attratcs crowds up to 12,000 who turn up to watch the fire, drumming and revelry of the Celtic fertility festival. Beltane, meaning "bright/sacred fire", is held to mark the blossoming of Spring and the ancient pastoral tradition of moving livestock to summer grazing grounds.

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    Hi everyone I will be for one day in edinburgh on the 22nd of may except the castle what it there to see. Anything original and not to be miss. Thanks for your help ...

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    Hi all, I'm planning a weekend trip to Scotland during my UK holiday in early June. Given the limited time, I shall welcome your views on which place (Glasgow or Edinburgh) I could proritize based on : - areas of interest - accessibility to these areas of interest - better representation of Scotland ...

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  • Edinburgh - Saturday, 23 April 2011
    We had a bus tour around Edinburgh and had a 20 minute photo and shopping stop at Holyrood Castle. Then up to Edinburgh Castle. So glad I got to visit. Last time I was here with Phil, we just drove through Edinburgh and around the castle. It is a fantastic place. It was drizzling and cold. What else ...
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    The world tour started fairly locally with a trip to Edinburgh to see my eldest son - but hey that's another country ticked off already! The timing was great too as The Fringe was in full swing - definitely a good time to visit. The street artists gave a real buzz to the place and there were so many good shows ...
    Posted in Mewha On Tour by JMewha

  • Monday August 22, Day 16
    Monday in Edinburgh is no different than Saturday or Sunday during the Fringe Festival. By noon ...
    Posted in Ireland/Scotland August 2011 by stevencavalli07

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