Edinburgh, Scotland is a magical place. A vibrant city brimming with history, mystery, tradition and a whole lot of fun! Last February, I took a quick city break to visit the Scottish capital and immediately fell in love with its laidback attitude and charm. Here are the top five reasons I think you should visit Edinburgh, Scotland.

The History

Edinburgh, Scotland is a city bursting with history. In every nook and cranny, around every corner, you’ll find yourself face to face with history, be it a cultural site, a historical monument, a statue, church or even a famous pub! Whether walking through Old Town or exploring the streets of New Town, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve taken a step back in time.

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The Literature

Edinburgh is a city that has inspired many literary greats. From J.K. Rowling to Robert Louis Stevenson, writers throughout history have used Edinburgh, its scenery, architecture and charm as inspiration for some of their greatest works, including one of my faves, Harry Potter.

The Food

Scottish food often gets a bad rap, especially its most infamous dish: haggis. This savoury pudding, famously cooked in a sheep’s stomach, is actually quite delicious thanks to its mix of spices and accompanying neeps and tatties.

But, don’t worry if haggis isn’t your thing. Edinburgh is home to an abundance of fresh and delicious fares. From salmon and seasonal vegetables to Scottish beef and fish and chips, Edinburgh is a foodie’s paradise.

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The Architecture

From the medieval style that runs through Old Town to the Georgian buildings that define New Town, Edinburgh is a city where the architecture comes alive and tells a story. With streets and buildings dating back hundreds of years, it’s not hard to find yourself enthralled in the tales the buildings tell.

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The Nature

From Calton Hill and Holyrood Park to Princes Street Gardens and the peak of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh is a city with plenty of green spaces to explore and relax in. Breathe in the fresh air while you take in the Scottish capital’s history, sights, sounds and more!

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