Edinburgh, dominated still by its magnificent and iconic castle on Arthur’s Seat, and with its striking Georgian and medieval districts, is a handsome capital by any standards. Once nicknamed ‘the Athens of the North’ because of its prowess in the arts, the Edinburgh Festival remains the UK’s biggest arts celebration and attracts visitors from around the world. With NCP Edinburgh car parking close by and bookable in advance, this is the perfect city to explore culture, natural beauty and history.
Points of interest
Princes Street divides the two main sightseeing districts of Edinburgh. The area between the Palace of Holyrood and the Castle is where you’ll find the atmospheric Old Town, clustered around the Royal Mile and Grassmarket. The ‘New Town’ is further to the north; although it was in fact built back in 1767 by merchants who wanted to expand beyond the old city walls. This is where the famous Georgian architecture of the city can be found.