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Edinburgh was voted the world's fourth most beautiful city and we're not surprised given the breathtaking landmarks in the city and its many hidden quirks. From the striking architecture of the Old and New Town to the wonderful Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh has rightfully earned its Unesco World Heritage status. With so many attractions, landmarks and must try Scottish foods, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to visiting Edinburgh. Conveniently located just 10 miles from our campsite with easy transport links.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. It has a rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress. There's plenty to see and do when you visit the iconic castle and is the perfect day out for all the family.
Did you know Edinburgh Castle sits atop a volcano? It is also said that the castle is haunted by the ghost of the Lone Piper! You might even see some spooky sightings on your visit to the castle.
There's plenty of useful information and resources on their site: https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/
Calton Hill boasts panoramic views of Arthur's Seat with the Crags behind Holyrood Palace and the Parliament, Leith and the Firth of Forth, Princes Street in its New Town grid and the Royal Mile climbing up towards the Castle.
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Scotland's parliament sits at the foot of of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. The building is currently closed to the public but you can still view Parliament business online or take a virtual tour.
Find more informationn and resources here.
Arthur's Seat is Edinburgh's highest hill, visible for miles. The rocky slopes and cliffs of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags are part of Holyrood Park and provide a wonderful backdrop to the city. The park, Edinburgh's wildest and biggest open space, is a place of sanctuary and contrast to the crowded streets of Edinburgh and a spectacular piece of countryside.
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The Forth Road Bridge is one of the world’s most significant long span suspension bridges. With a main span of 1006 metres between the two towers, it was the fourth longest in the world and the longest outside the United States when it opened. In total, the structure is over 2.5 km long. A staggering 39,000 tonnes of steel and 125,000 cubic metres of concrete was used in its construction.
Find out more here: https://www.theforthbridges.org/
For a break from the hustle and bustle of the city of Edinburgh, why not visit Portobello Beach which is only a few miles from Edinburgh city centre. Enjoy the sandy beach, ice cream shops, arcades and beach-side cafes. It is only a 20 minute bus journey from Edinburgh and a 20 minute drive from our camping and glamping site.