Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. Perched on a hill, it is composed of an old medieval town and an elegant new Georgian town with neoclassical gardens and buildings. Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city and is home to the Scottish crown jewels and the stone of Scone (the coronation stone). Arthur’s Seat is an impressive peak situated in Holyrood Park and offers a panoramic view of the city.
Capital : London
Language : English
Currency : Pound sterling
Décalage horaire : 1 hour, it is always one hour later in the UK than in France.
Climate : Oceanic with mild winters and cool summers. Rainfall is high all year round and the weather is very changeable (sunshine and showers).
To see and do
- The castle overlooking the city
- The Royal Botanic Garden
- Saint Giles’ Cathedral
- The National Gallery
- The Royal Museum of Scotland
- Holyrood Park
- The old districts, which have preserved their medieval aspect.
- The ‘New Town’ with its shopping street
To discover Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, consider the Royal Ticket. This ticket, valid for 48 hours, will save you money, allow you to jump the queue and also includes free bus tours.