Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and home to the Scottish Parliament, is without doubt one of the most attractive places in the UK to live and study. A dramatic city that’s steeped in tradition, aesthetically stunning, always buzzing, yet at the same time so compact and safe.

Edinburgh is a city of stunning contrasts. One minute you’re in the the beating heart of the city, enjoying the cosmopolitan bars, nightclubs and cafes, yet in minutes you can be away, losing yourself in stunning scenery, windswept beaches, rocky crags and rolling hills.

 

Edinburgh stands for entertainment with a capital ‘E’. There’s no shortage of bars to meet friends and socialise. But whether it's music, film, theatre, comedy or the arts, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

As well as a wide choice of cinemas, from multiplexes to independents like The Cameo, one of the oldest surviving cinemas in Scotland, there are no less than three theatres including the famous Playhouse, the new Picture House and the Festival Theatre. Theatres that not only hold productions throughout the year, but host tours from established names in music.

 

Edinburgh is also home to some of Scotland’s most important museums and galleries, not least the National Museum of Scotand, displaying many of the nation's most important historical artifacts.

Edinburgh is the home of the world famous Fringe Festival, where every August the streets come alive with theatre, performance and music from international artists. Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are possibly the greatest celebration of the New Year in the world.

It’s no surprise why Edinburgh has won an impressive 12 Best City awards in recent years, including the UK's Favourite City in The Guardian/Observer Travel Awards.

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