Edinburgh Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

There are cities that are more than
just bricks and mortar, cities built on ideals, …cities shaped by a belief that the human
experience can be greater tomorrow than it is today. Edinburgh, is one of those places. Graced with over four and a half thousand
heritage-listed buildings, the Scottish capital is one of the world’s
most beautiful cities. Edinburgh’s Old Town, with its Royal Mile, is filled with the ghosts of medieval merchants, body snatchers, and poets. While its Georgian-styled New Town, still shines with the glories of the Scottish
Enlightenment. Edinburgh is studded with lofty crags and
spectacular gardens, and throughout the year, hosts parties and festivals like no other. To see Edinburgh in all her glory, walk, ride, or even climb to Arthur’s Seat, the highest of the city’s seven peaks. Some historians believe this peak
was the site of King Arthur’s legendary castle Camelot, which is hardly surprising, as Edinburgh has been at the clashing crossroads
of history for millennia. Nearby, on another volcanic crag, rise the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, the very symbol of Scotland itself. Over the
last eleven centuries, this castle has been laid siege to 26 times
as opposing clans, kings and countries battled with broadsword
and cannon. But still it stands, a testimony to the indomitable
spirit of the Scots. Edinburgh has a special place in
the hearts of today’s monarchy. The last of a long line of royal yachts, Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia sailed over
one million miles before she was decommissioned in 1997. Today she is permanently moored at Ocean Terminal, a symbol the Royal Family’s affection for
Scotland and the people of Edinburgh. Edinburgh has been the jewel in the crown
of chieftains and royals for centuries, but it’s also a place where old-world chivalry
continues today. Beneath the crown spire of St Giles’ Cathedral, is Thistle Chapel, which honors the 16 living
Knights and Ladies of Scotland’s oldest order, as well as those who came before. It’s not just the brave and chivalrous who
are celebrated in Edinburgh, this is a city that has given the world some
of its best-loved writers and stories. In Princes Street Gardens, rises the world’s largest
monument to a writer, dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, who penned epics such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. Nearby, at the Writers Museum, learn more about Scott, and two more of Scotland’s most cherished
literary adventurers, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh continues to cast her spell over
contemporary writers too. JK Rowling wrote the first two of her Harry
Potter series in cozy Old Town nooks, such as the Elephant House Café. But history and literature aside, perhaps the greatest gifts that Edinburgh
has given humankind is in the field of knowledge, which once earned the city the title, The Athens of The North. For over four centuries, the University of Edinburgh has given us intellectual
giants such as Charles Darwin, David Hume and Alexander Bell. Explore centuries of innovation at the Scottish
Museum, or head to South Queensferry to see the Forth
Bridge, an engineering marvel when it opened in 1890, and one which still
takes the breath away today. Knowledge and beauty go hand in hand at the
Royal Botanic Gardens too. Established in 1670, this is one of the world’s oldest and most
important centers of botanical science, yet it’s a place which invites even the
most harried heart to slow down and swoon. Beauty is honored at every turn in Edinburgh, whether it be the elegant interiors of the
Georgian House, …the priceless treasures within the Scottish
National Gallery, …or the simple flower boxes which adorn
the city’s pubs. Edinburgh is a city that has given the world
countless gifts, but perhaps her greatest is this: she shows us that all parts of the human experience the sciences and the arts, the past and the present, the sacred and the light-hearted all have equal value. And that when brought together, these things can create a beauty, …a state of mind,… a city,… like no other.

100 thoughts on “Edinburgh Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

  1. I'm visiting Edinburg in seven days and I caaaaan't wait! I'm so excited like I've never been before.. Just can't wait

  2. Right, nice picture, how wrong in light of Mexico City's earthquake with children trapped under rubble to "twerk" so badly yesterday all today's "presumably" Rumplestilskin quality worthlessness or to then dole it out in reverse.

  3. Quick note for tourists. Don't go anywhere near the outskirts of Edinburgh! stay in centre where all the attractions and sights are

  4. No serious historian thinks Arthur's Seat connects back to the historical Arthur (even assuming there was one); it's much too far north of where most of the Arthur legends originated. A more likely explanation is that it's a corruption of "Archer's Seat."

  5. I am from The North East of England and I must say,,the Scottish country , towns, people and is a joy to go to ..forget London, forget your self, and go to Edinburgh, I think its the most beautiful, friendly, and interesting place with people to visit, DO IT!!! Most of the rest of Scotland too is amazing I find so much more relaxing and the place to be than in England by fricking miles man!!!!

  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4x8Ka0gVHA&feature=youtu.be Managed to get some good shots on a sunny day.

  7. Do a video for the Scottish Highlands, including Skye, Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, the Cairngorms, one of the most beautiful places on earth. 🙂

  8. I live in Scotland I love Edinburgh so much things to do for kids, shopaholics , food lovers and historians I have been to Edinburgh 10 times

  9. I’m from Sydney, Australia and I was in Edinburgh 2 weeks ago. Beautiful city! It is one of the best cities I’ve ever been to! I actually didn’t want to leave when the time came. I went to Edinburgh castle, the royal Britannia, climbed Arthur’s seat, had lunch at the ‘Harry Potter’ cafe and walked down the royal mile a couple of times. If you ever get the chance to go to Edinburgh, go!

  10. ROH/Bullet Club is coming to Edinburgh, Scotland https://www.rohwrestling.com/shop/tickets/081718-honor-re-united-edinburgh

  11. Hello Expedia!

    Why not a travel guide from one of the friendliest cities in the world. I mean Glasgow, the third largest city in UK. This city has an fantastic atmosphere from the friendly and helpful inhabitants (People Make Glasgow) combined with full of attractions to visit.

    They have the biggest shopping district outside Londons`s West end, the fourth oldest university in the english-speaking world, the third oldest subway in the world, Riverside museum with lots of old transport vehicle, Kelvingrove art and gallery with one of Europe`s municipal collections, the world´s highest cinema. Glasgow is not far away from the scottish mountains like the highlands, Loch Lomond, Castles and Loch Ness. The city has more to offer!

    Many of the attractions and museums are free for visitors!

  12. This video was adapted into a free, non-commercial, EFL worksheet! Come and take a look!
    (The description is in Polish, but the worksheet is fully in English)

  13. I produced an aerial video of Edinburgh at sunrise, a very rare view of the city! Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpJ0Ez5jfXY

  14. Upon watching this , i realised i have visited Edinburgh approx 3 times , despite staying about 30 mins from the city. But have visited the USA 7 times,. Quite sad at this realisation, i need to visit the city more often

  15. Scotland is such a wonderful place, friendly locals and historic buildings and beautiful landscapes. Really underrated in my opinion

  16. Beautifully filmed and wonderfully narrated, a soundtrack so well suited.. As a Scotsman living in Switzerland I now long to go back to Edinburgh again.

  17. People always say Scotland is beautiful. I’ve lived here my whole life and don’t think it’s beautiful because I don’t know any different. It’s what I’m used to. I hope to travel one day.

  18. No cleaning for me today foamy! Im off to edinburgh to visit some friends! You know how much i like to socialise 😤😫😤

  19. I think more than nice view. visit Edinburgh is the big dream for me….ask me to go there please! ehee

  20. Edinburgh is truly my favorite city I have ever visited. Words or videos can not praise its beauty and friendly people enough. I wish I could move there.

  21. Scotland is my home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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