Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. The city is known for its education, especially in the areas of medicine, engineering, sciences, philosophy and literature. Edinburgh has many tourist attractions such as, the Edinburgh castle, the Zoo, the Royal Mile, Camera Obscura and the Edinburgh dungeons. Edinburgh is famous for its old buildings however, since the 1990’s Edinburgh has significantly developed, there’s a new technology and business park and the International Conference Centre of Edinburgh is growing rapidly.
Between July – September, Edinburgh presents several festivals such as, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival. The Edinburgh International Festival has been taking place annually since 1947. There are endless amounts of other festivals that are presented in Edinburgh they include, high-profile theatre productions and classical music.
Museums and Art Galleries
Edinburgh has countless museums, galleries and libraries including, the National Museum of Scotland, the National War Museum and many more. There are different styles of art galleries throughout Edinburgh, The National Gallery of Scotland which holds major exhibitions and paintings and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery targets portraits and photography.
The students in Edinburgh take up about one-fifth of the population. The city is filled with ancient schools and buildings. There are three main universities in Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh, the Heriot-Watt University and the Edinburgh Napier University. The University of Edinburgh is one of the oldest universities in the country and boasts some of the most prestigious academic departments in the world such as their medicine and art schools. The Heriot-Watts was established 1871 and is the world first mechanics institute. Napier was ranked number one in the United Kingdom for music and is highly rated in other areas such as, English, Drama, Film production, Photography and many more.