5 reasons why i want to visit Edinburgh this year

Who hasn’t been dreaming of visiting Scotland and the most beautiful landscapes that are famous throughout the world? For most people who are planning to visit to some new place in 2017, Edinburgh often stays on the top of their bucket list. From iconic celebrations to world-famous festivals and blockbuster film releases, there are too many reasons to come and visit the capital of Scotland by the end of 2017 and create some lifetime memories in this amazing place. So, let’s take a look at the few reasons to visit Edinburgh this 2017.

1: The outdoor beauty will literally make your heart skip a beat

Would you want to start off your vacations with a tinge of fresh air? If answered yes, Edinburgh has several outdoor spaces to offer you and that you may have never hoped to find out in a major city. From the charming Water of Leith Walkway to the 650 acre Holyrood Park, there are numerous landscapes that are just perfect for exploring. For a better panoramic view of the city, don’t forget to take up the challenge of conquering Arthur’s Seat.

2: Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city

There are actually 12 leading annual festivals throughout the seasons but majority of them are during the August season. During this time more than 25,000 artists come to the city and there are more than 1000 shows every day. Few of the noteworthy festivals are Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Edinburgh International Book Festival. In case you’re thinking of how to commute within places of Edinburgh, you can either go for a coach hire or even take minibuses as they’re readily available.

3: The emblematic Edinburgh castle

This is perhaps the iconic masterpiece of this city and also the main attraction at the same time. Once you visit this castle, you will be surprised to notice the architecture and view point both at the bottom of the castle and also at the top of it. You should also pay attention to the history of the castle and to the city which you find inside the museums.

4: Breathtaking views at Calton Hill

How about putting on your hiking shoes and climbing the Calton Hill? Once you can successfully do this, you will get whatever you came here for. The breathtaking view of the surroundings of Edinburgh is something that will be etched in your memory. Don’t miss the chance to breathe in fresh air and enjoy the view and discover all the monuments around.

5: Explore the culture of National gallery of Scotland

If you’re an art amateur, this is a place that you should stop while on your trip to Edinburgh. Entry to the National gallery of Scotland is free and you can admire the paintings and sculptures of one of the best Scotland museums.

So, once you’re in Scotland to spend your holidays, make sure you take minibus hire Edinburgh and explore all the must-visit places mentioned above.

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Yorkshire Dad

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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