A walk through Edinburgh’s UNESCO world heritage site is a
constant reminder of the cultural foundations of the capital.
Visit a Georgian town house, an Old Town tenement or a medieval
castle, each within walking distance of the other. The National
Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland own properties
throughout the city which are open to the public.
Crowned the first City of
Literature, Edinburgh is a city built on books, full of
writers, readers and an inspiration for hundreds of authors and
artists. Nowhere is this more evident than at Edinburgh’s
year-round festivals and in the city’s galleries and museums.
The City of Literature have developed a series
of podcasts on Edinburgh's literary and built heritage, offering an
ideal opportunity to learn more.
The National Galleries of Scotland operate five main
galleries in central Edinburgh, and admission is free to the
permanent collections. You could spend day explorings all there is
to offer there and at the National Museums Scotland or
the museums and galleries run by The City of Edinburgh Council.
(There are eleven in total and entry is free to every one).
Edinburgh has an exceptionally high number of theatres which attract a variety of world renown
shows and events.
The wider city region also offers a range of art house cinemas,
theatres and music venues to enthral and entertain.
When it comes to hosting cultural festivals, Edinburgh is amongst the best in the world
James Cooke-Priest, Taste Festivals, 2007
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