The Scottish capital is one of Europe’s most exciting and elegant cities. Sitting along a series of ancient volcanoes and spreading out towards the Firth of Foth, Edinburgh is as beautiful as it is fascinating.

The city is divided into the Old and New Town. The former is a medieval labyrinth of cobbled streets while the latter is characterised by wide avenues lined with beautiful neoclassical buildings. Edinburgh is a city packed with historic gems including the imposing Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Scott Monument. It is, however, a city very much living in the present and there are plenty of modern galleries and museums to explore, and it plays host to a world-famous festival every summer that celebrates the wonderfully diverse world of the arts.

Thanks to the geography of the city, there are lots of great places from which to admire the capital. Climb to the top of Calton Hill or Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park and you’ll be treated to increible views of the skyline.

There is plenty to discover in the Scottish capital, but visitors should also make sure they set aside some time to try out its amazing restaurant scene and hole up in one of the cosy pubs with a wee dram.