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Edinburgh Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry Emery‘Auld Reekie’, Scots dialect for the old smoke, has long been an outdated name for this handsome, clean-aired city on the Firth of Forth. The elegant Georgian architecture of its squares and streets are matched by the pleasantly formal manners and accents of the inhabitants. Viewed from the Castle, the old town spreads out below, neatly divided by the ‘Royal Mile’ and shopping-target Princes Street. The Castle is the venue for the spectacular ‘tattoo’ (military display) that closes the Edinburgh International Festival which combines world class performers with the now vast ‘Fringe’ arts activities. Edinburgh has one of the strongest literary pasts and presents of any city in the world, from Sir Walter Scott, ‘Treasure Island’s RL Stephenson, Conan Doyle, right up to Harry Potter’s creator JK Rowling.
 

360 Tour of Princes Street & Scott Monument


United Kingdom Facts

National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
Irish
Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
http://www.visitbritain.com/



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Edinburgh Weather Forecast

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Today
10/01/2015
Light Snow and Isolated Clouds Light Snow and Isolated Clouds 7°C
45°F
2°C
36°F
Sunday
11/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 5°C
41°F
2°C
36°F
Monday
12/01/2015
Light Rain and Broken Clouds Light Rain and Broken Clouds 7°C
45°F
2°C
36°F
Tuesday
13/01/2015
Snow and Overcast Skies Snow and Overcast Skies 3°C
37°F
1°C
34°F

 Edinburgh Weather Forecast
 

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