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
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.
The Granville Guesthouse was a great place to stay, within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle and main part of town. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly, even giving us a lift into town when it was raining. Although the room was snug, it was very clean, shower was hot and beds comfy. ... more
Fantastic!! Couldn't reccommend this place enough. Lovely large room, spotless and very comfortable beds. Bathroom was not en suite but was exclusive for our use and very nice. Sink and tea/ coffee facilities available in our room. Our host extended to us friendly welcoming scottich hospitality and all the information we needed regarding the city. ... more
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