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  Edinburgh Hotels, Apartments and Accommodation in Edinburgh
Herald House Hotel Edinburgh Hotel is a quiet, comfortable and friendly property that could be found in some 15 minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle & Princess Street and 5 minutes walk from EICC.
This beautiful apartment is ideal for a larger group, such as a family or group of friends, coming t...
Edinburgh - capital of Scotland, a thriving political, financial, cultural and commercial centre.
www.edinburgh-hotels.ws   (402 words)

  Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apart from elections to the Scottish Parliament, politics in Edinburgh are evident in elections to the City of Edinburgh Council and the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Edinburgh constitutes one of the 32 council areas of Scotland and, as such, is represented by the Edinburgh City Council, a local authority composed of 58 elected councillors, each representing an electoral ward in the city.
Edinburgh is a major transport hub in east central Scotland, and is the focus for many arterial road and rail routes that connect the city to the rest of Scotland and with England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh   (5710 words)

In the middle of the fifteenth century Edinburgh became the real capital of Scotland, that is, the seat of the Parliament and the Government, as well as the residence of the kings, and the scene of many of the most important provincial councils which regulated the affairs of the Scottish Church.
James II was the first king crowned at Edinburgh instead of in the Abbey of Scone, and he and his successors conferred many privileges on the capital, and did all in their power to develop it and increase its prosperity.
Edinburgh is the seat of the supreme court of Scottish law, which in its external forms as well as in many essential points differs greatly from the law of England.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05284a.htm   (1744 words)

 Edinburgh travel guide - Wikitravel
Edinburgh (Gaelic: Dùn Èideann; [1]) is the capital of Scotland, part of the United Kingdom, located in the Central Belt region of the country.
Edinburgh is located on the east coast of Scotland's central Lowlands, situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.
Edinburgh in the winter Festive Season is also huge: whole sections of central Edinburgh are roped off and accessible only by ticket for the Scottish New Years' Celebrations known as Hogmanay [33], of which the Edinburgh Hogmanay is easily the largest in Scotland.
wikitravel.org /en/Edinburgh   (5103 words)

 Edinburgh Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Edinburgh incidentally, is named after Edwin, a king of ancient Northumbria; it has been a Royal Burgh since at least the twelfth century, and has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since the fifteenth.
Edinburgh's face is her fortune, for it was this dramatic beauty which, in the first instance, made the Scottish capital's name familiar throughout the modern world.
That Edinburgh is pure theatre is immediately demonstrated as the traveller emerges from Waverley railway station: he looks along the valley of Princes Street Gardens and gazes upon Edinburgh Castle, perched dramatically on its precipitous crag of volcanic rock.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/tour/edintour.html   (1519 words)

 About Edinburgh...
Edinburgh is a city of about 500,000 population, second only to Glasgow in size.
The city is dominated by the Castle, as immediately symbolic of Edinburgh as the Parthenon is of Athens, and one of the most famous castles in the world.
Situated on a towering volcanic rock in the heart of Edinburgh, the Castle's battlements overlook the Esplanade, where the floodlit Military Tattoo is staged in late August and early September each year.
www.icte.org /EDINBURG.HTM   (888 words)

 Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edinburgh is clearly labeled on this T and O map from ca.
Edinburgh is home to Scotland's five National Galleries.
Edinburgh's Orthodox synagogue is located in Salisbury Road.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh,_Scotland   (5710 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Edinburgh
A LANDLADY was ordered to pay £2,110 in parking fines yesterday at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after ignoring a mountain of tickets for five years.
THOUSANDS of passengers at Edinburgh Airport will no longer need to take a shuttle bus to their...
EDINBURGH Airport has unveiled a £17 million terminal expansion to deal with dramatic rises in...
news.scotsman.com /edinburgh.cfm   (425 words)

 Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Scotland
The City of Edinburgh grew outwards from the Castle rock, and the first houses in Edinburgh were built on the area in front of Edinburgh Castle, which is now known as the Lawnmarket, and then the house building continued down the High Street and The Cannongate towards the Royal Palace of Holyrood House.
Edinburgh Castle is every schoolboy's dream of what a castle should look like and the Edinburgh Castle website endeavours to give the Edinburgh visitor an in-depth view of Edinburgh Castle and it's history from early times right up until the present day.
As one of the oldest, and most luxurious, of Edinburgh hotels, The Balmoral Hotel, Princes Streeti is0.8 miles from Edinburgh Castle The George Hotel Edinburgh is centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, on George Street, Edinburgh, The George Hotel, Edinburgh, is close to all of the main tourist attractions.
www.edinburghcastle.biz   (2052 words)

 Hostels in Edinburgh | Cheap Youth hostel accommodation Edinburgh   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Caledonian Backpackers is the funkiest hostel in Edinburgh and boasts superb views of Edinburgh Castle.
Situated in the city centre in the heart of the historic old town, 10 minutes from train and bus stations we are also nearby the city's main attractions and within walking distance to pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Situated at the east end of Edinburgh city centre, this newly built modern apartment is furnished and equipped to a high standard.
www.youth-hostels-in.com /edinburgh-hostels.htm   (999 words)

 Explore The University of Edinburgh - The City
Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is one of the greenest and architecturally most beautiful cities in Northern Europe.
But more than just a tourist attraction, with a population of 500,000 - it is a thriving commercial and financial centre, the site of the new Scottish Parliament and a gateway to the coastline, hills and open country of the Scottish Highlands.
Let us take you on a guided tour of Edinburgh, and show you what an incredibly beautiful and lively city it is. You can view the tour either as a series of text web pages, or as a video.
www.ed.ac.uk /city   (172 words)

 Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is the second best performing airport in the British Airports Authority UK portfolio and far and away the best performing of their 3 Scottish airports.
Edinburgh is currently Scotland's busiest runway in terms of air transport movements.
Edinburgh continues to be Britain's No 2 tourist destination and, with growing international prestige, Edinburgh is assured of being able to continue attracting tourists to this, one of the world's most beautiful cities.
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 Edinburgh city guide, United Kingdom - Time Out Travel
As a symbol of the new Edinburgh, the striking Scottish Parliament building is perfect: eccentric, overblown and dogged by rumours of corruption.
Designed by Catalan architect Enric Miralles, who won a design competition that he was apparently not eligible to enter, the original £40-million budget for Holyrood Building gradually ballooned up to a startling £420 million.
Time Out Edinburgh explores the cobbled wynds of the Old Town and the ultra-chic bars of the New Town to present the best of a historic city that has in the last decade shimmied right into the modern...
www.timeout.com /travel/edinburgh   (190 words)

 Edinburgh Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
When To Go The climate in Edinburgh is best from May to September, but whenever you go, you're likely to see both sun and rain.
While in Edinburgh, try a Haggis, praised by poet Robert Burns as 'Chieftain o' the puddin-race'.
It's sheep's lungs, heart and liver mixed with onion and oatmeal, all cooked in a sheep's stomach.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/scotland/edinburgh   (373 words)

 A guide to Edinburgh, History: About Scotland
During the Wars of Independence Edinburgh Castle was captured by the English until Robert the Bruce's nephew, Thomas Randolph daringly recapture it by climbing its steep and craggy sides in the dead of night.
By the end of the 1500's it was established as the Capital of Scotland, and growing in population the inhabitants chose to build high houses close to the protection of the Castle: high tennement buildings most of which can be seen to this day.
When King James VI inherited the throne of England in 1603, Edinburgh ceased to be the principal site of the royal court, although it did continue to have its own Parliament.
www.aboutscotland.com /edin/history.html   (769 words)

 Official Tourist Board - accommodation, attractions and events around Edinburgh.
Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians, where the buzz of Scotland's capital city sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding Lothians region.
Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination.
With Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city skyline, there is plenty to see and do with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.
www.edinburgh.org   (224 words)

 Edinburgh Festivals - About the Festivals
As the 60th Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes to a close on Monday 28 August with over 1.5 million tickets sold, organisers call again for serious support for the largest arts festival in the world.
I urge the City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Executive and their agencies to take the lead and match the ambition shown by the performers and venue managers.
This is the first year the 'Edinburgh Comedy Awards' - The Perriers until last year - have been handed out with a new sponsor and identity.
www.edinburgh-festivals.com /festivals.cfm?id=Fringe   (2350 words)

 Edinburgh Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Scotland's capital captivates many people at first sight, with Edinburgh Castle looming from the crags of an ancient volcano, and Georgian and Victorian architecture forming a skyline that looks locked in the past.
Edinburgh has everything you'd expect from a capital and should not be missed: numerous iconic sights (even more than Glasgow, its rival 50 miles to the west, offers), lovely cobbled streets, and plenty of first-class restaurants.
However, as with any major city there are tradeoffs: lodging, food, and even pub prices are high; there's a lot of traffic and too many tourists, particularly in August during the Edinburgh International Festival.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=edinburgh@61   (257 words)

 Edinburgh World Heritage City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is included with the finest examples of the World’s cultural heritage, such as the Taj Mahal, Florence and Prague, on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites - find out more »
On this web site, you can find out about the Edinburgh World Heritage Partnership Group or visit some of Edinburgh's many historic places of interest (and download maps and opening times).
The Edinburgh World Heritage Trust was created in 1999 to champion the preservation and enhancement of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site.
www.edinburgh.gov.uk /heritage   (139 words)

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