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Edinburgh

Scotland's Capital

More than just Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to one of the world's most famous summer festivals; Edinburgh Festival Fringe. One of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, Edinburgh boasts a plethora of world-class visitor attractions including some which are completely free: the National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic Gardens, Scottish National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish Parliament Visitor Centre. Many attractions also offer free guided tours.

You can visit film locations, museums and galleries, there are a fantastic range of shops, places to eat & a vibrant nightlife. You can even climb Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano! Add to this the spectacular surroundings of the majestic Lothians, and the option of taking a rail trip to the Scottish Borders, making your break truly unforgettable.

Edinburgh is home to Hostelling Scotland's flagship youth hostel Edinburgh Central, and also has two summer youth hostels: Edinburgh Metro and Edinburgh Haddington Place