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Edinburgh: Scotland's capital city

Edinburgh Tollbooth


Edinburgh is well known as a festival city. Possibly best known for the Edinburgh International Festival which this year runs from 10th August to 2nd September. Don't forget the Bank of Scotland Fireworks concert at 9.00pm on Sunday 2nd September in Princes Street Gardens.

The 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival starts on 5th August and runs until 27th August.

This year's Edinburgh Book Festival runs from 11th to 27th August.

The 61st Edinburgh Film Festival is from 15th to 26th August.

From 3rd to 25th August 2007 the historic Edinburgh Castle will be home to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Details of festival events can be found at the Edinburgh Festivals website.

The Tollbooth - High Street

Edinburgh has many museums and galleries. The best known are:
Royal Museum
Museum of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Dean Gallery.
Galleries often host special exhibitions at festival time.

  Other places of interest include:
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre
Museum of Childhood
The People's Story
City Art Centre
Scott Monument
Dynamic Earth
Edinburgh Smith's Shop  
Edinburgh Smith's Shop




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The Rough Guide to Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Lonely Planet Guide


Lonely Planet Guide

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