Gaelic Name, Dùn Èideann,Dunedin
Also Known as Auld Reekie
and The Athens of the North
Population 450,000 (approx)
Capital City of Scotland since 1437.
The city is dominated by a huge castle
built upon an extinct Volcano
and the history of Edinburgh is woven around this grand structure.Originally a Celtic
Hillfort inhabited by the Votadini tribe called it Din Eidyn later anglicised into the present name.Edinburgh can be split in to two areas,The old town which grew around the castle and slopes and the New town largely built in the 18th century.Holyrood Palace is found at the other end of the 'Royal Mile'which leads down a slope from the castle.This Palace has been a royal residence of Scottish Monarchs since the 15th century,The present Queen of Great Britain also uses it.
Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament(Restored in 1999)
Edinburgh has a Fascinating History and is the most visited City in Scotland
Some Famous People Born in Edinburgh Include, Tony Blair
,Alexander Graham Bell, Robert Louis Stevenson ,Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Walter Scott and Feild Marshal Sir Douglas Haig