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  VR Edinburgh - Virtual Tour of the City of Edinburgh, Scotland
It is situated on the east coast of Scotland's central lowlands on the south shore of the Firth of Forth on the North sea and forms the City of Edinburgh council area.
Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, actually a collection of independent festivals held annually over about three weeks from early August, when the population of the city doubles.
To the south the view is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, perched atop the extinct volcanic crag, and the long sweep of the Old Town trailing after it along the ridge.
www.vredinburgh.co.uk   (888 words)

  
  Edinburgh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Edinburgh (pronounced /ˈɛdɪnˌbrə/), Dùn Èideann (/tuːn ˈeːtʃən/) in Scottish Gaelic, is the second-largest city in Scotland and is the country's capital city.
It is situated on the east coast of Scotland's central lowlands on the south shore of the Firth of Forth and in the unitary local authority of City of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is the country's most popular tourist destination in terms of visitor numbers, and the second most popular in the UK after London, with numbers growing substantially each year, particularly in the budget travel and backpacking sector, assisted by the growth of Edinburgh Airport and direct raillinks to the rest of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edinburgh   (3475 words)

  
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Edinburgh (pronounced ED-in-burra (SAMPA: ["Ed@n%b@r@])), Dun Eideann in Scots Gaelic, is a major and historic city on the east coast of Scotland on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, and in the unitary council region of City of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is well known for the Edinburgh Festival, a collection of several festivals, and for the Hogmanay celebrations which are becoming one of the largest in the world.
In Edinburgh's case it is exaggerated by the castle being on top of a small mountain, and the main street down the crest of a ridge.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/edinburgh.html   (704 words)

  
 Scotland: Gateway to Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh is the second financial centre of the UK and one of the major financial centres of the world.
Scotland has given rise to many more famous people, notable in the arts, literature, the sciences and as inventors, philosophers, architects and so on, than would be expected for a country of such modest size and population.
Scotland was a wealthy country through until the beginning of the 14th Century, when Edward I of England (known as the "Hammer of the Scots") was determined to incorporate Scotland into the English crown.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/scotland.html   (1655 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   (212 words)

  
 Edinburgh Guest House - accommodation - City Centre
Edinburgh Guest House have en-suite or private toilet and showers (which are the most powerful available in any hotel or Guest House in Britain) or private facilities, central heating, coloured T.V. and tea/herbal tea and coffee making facilities.
Edinburgh Guest House consists of a choice of cereals, prunes and grapefruit,fruit juices, to which you are invited to help yourself, a range of hot food and toast, and a neverending supply of tea or coffee, all served to you in our guests dining room.
Edinburgh Central Guest House we have parking for 3 cars which is worked on a first come first served basis and as such there is no such thing as a reserved space.
www.sherwood-edinburgh.com /sher3.htm   (1326 words)

  
 Edinburgh Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Edinburgh is one of the most distinctive and widely recognised cities in the world.
Edinburgh is built around, and defined by, the (almost) east-west axis of the Royal Mile.
Edinburgh's origins were as "Din Eidyn", the capital of a people known to the Romans as the Votadini, and as the Gododdin to the Angles who defeated them in AD638 before anglicising the name to "Edinburgh".
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /edinburgh/edinburgh   (913 words)

  
 Hotels Edinburgh - Hotels in Edinburgh Scotland - Edinburgh Hotels
Edinburgh Airport is 7.5 miles away about 25 minutes'...
Situated three miles from the Edinburgh Castle, this hotel is also convenient to Princess Street, the Botanical gardens and Edinburgh Zoo.
The Castle Apartments complex in Edinburgh is located eight miles from the Airport and is situated in a medieval court 250 metres from the city's cobbled Royal Mile, 200 meters from the Castle.
www.edinburghhotelfinder.com /GB/Edinburgh.html   (732 words)

  
 Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport boasted one of the finest spectator's terrace in the country but BAA have since closed it.
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 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.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /jcurry   (3019 words)

  
 Edinburgh city guide, United Kingdom - Time Out Travel
As a symbol of the new Edinburgh, the striking new Scottish Parliament building, opened in late 2004, 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   (200 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.
In winter, it's cold and daylight hours are short, but with so much going on, Edinburgh is still worth visiting.
While in Edinburgh, try a Haggis, praised by poet Robert Burns as 'Chieftain o' the puddin-race'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/scotland/edinburgh   (292 words)

  
 Edinburgh from Rampant Scotland Directory
Edinburgh, dominated by its castle and history is the capital of Scotland and major tourist city - but it is also a significant financial and commercial centre, ranking fourth in Europe.
Edinburgh University's site is extensive and covers a number of aspects of the country.
A free "Edinburgh by Email" helps you quickly plan your trip to Edinburgh with information on choosing the best time to come, the top tourist attractions, how to travel to Edinburgh, how to find and reserve accommodation, how to find out what's on and how to get free maps of Edinburgh and Scotland.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh.htm   (3156 words)

  
 Edinburgh City Guide and Local Area Guide from the Official Tourist Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Edinburgh City Guide and Local Area Guide from the Official Tourist Board.
With streets steeped in history and a thriving cultural scene, Edinburgh offers the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.
From award winning beaches, championship golf courses and some of Scotland’s most impressive visitor attractions the Lothians offer plenty of things to see and do.
www.edinburgh.org /guide   (232 words)

  
 Factmonster Search: edinburgh, scotland
Edinburgh, University of, at Edinburgh, Scotland; founded 1583.
Economy Edinburgh is Scotland's administrative, financial, legal, medical, and insurance center,...
Sean Connery (Thomas Connery) actor Born: 8/25/1930 Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland Academy...
www.factmonster.com /search.php3?query=edinburgh,+Scotland&x=21&y=23   (116 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   (173 words)

  
 Reformation Scotland - Edinburgh Castle
James IV wanted to make Edinburgh a true capital of Scotland.
It was rebuilt in the 7th century by Edwin, King of Northumbria, and has a beautiful little Norman chapel built by Queen St. Margaret in 1076 (next photo below).
This is Edinburgh's oldest building still in use.
www.thecapitalscot.com /reform/1castle.html   (231 words)

  
 Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
Welcome to Scotland's top resource for Edinburgh hotel accommodation and bed and breakfast.
Edinburgh is the Capital City of Scotland and has recently been named the world's first City of Literature by the United Nations' cultural body UNESCO.
Edinburgh Hotel Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Cottages, Hostels and more.
www.edinburghhotelscotland.com   (69 words)

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