Edinburgh is the second largest city in Scotland and the home of the Scottish Parliament. Its history can be traced back to 638 AD, when it was a stronghold. Over the course of time, it has been occupied by Romans, Germans, Englishmen and Scotsmen. As a result of this, Edinburgh’s history is very unique and many people study it in detail when visiting the city.
Our Dynamic Earth is a museum that draws many tourists to Edinburgh. It is situated close the home of James Hutton, famed as the father of geology. The modern tent-like structure houses many interactive displays and simulations. You can experience an earthquake and visit the future dome planetarium that shows the formation of our universe with the use of a 360-degree projector.
The city’s main tourist attraction is Edinburgh Castle - home of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and a place that has served a variety of purposes throughout history. It has been a military barracks, prison, murder scene, royal birthplace and the residence of kings and queens. Designed as a military fortification, it has a position high above the city and, as a result, it is used as a navigational beacon for tourists wandering the warren of streets surrounding it. It can take several days to discover all the secrets of the castle!
While much of the city is pedestrianised, Edinburgh coach hire offers an excellent service in getting visitors to this beautiful, historic city around the key sites. Transport from Edinburgh Airport is available, as are vehicles travelling from further afield.