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Edinburgh Edinburgh has an almost fairy-tale setting, with the imposing Edinburgh Castle high on one hill.
Built on ancient volcanoes and first established because of its secure and defensible position, Edinburgh has become a crossroads.
Practically everyone who comes to Scotland today spends some time in Edinburgh and its mid-summer international Festival is one of the biggest in the world.
Edinburgh is the second most popular tourist destination in Great Britain following London, and it's not hard to see why. Compact and tidy, Edinburgh is more of a big town than a small city.