Edinburgh has inspired poets, artists and philosophers for hundreds of years, yet it is very much a city of the 21st century too.
Edinburgh has everything: high culture and haute couture, stand-up comedy and country walks, and of course Edinburgh Castle, perched on its volcanic crag overlooking the mediaeval buildings of the 'Old Town' and the magnificent Georgian architecture of the 'New Town'. Together, they make up the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
In addition, Edinburgh is renowned for its international festivals. Every August, the city fills with visitors anxious to catch the rising stars of the comedy circuit; hear their favourite authors read from their books; or immerse themselves in the classical music and challenging theatre of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Endowed with such credentials, Scotland’s capital city is worth visiting time and time again.Read the full Amsterdam guide