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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is a non-profit zoological institution that used to be called the Scottish National Zoological Park.  According to the mission statement of the popular zoo, its aim is to inspire and teach visitors about the natural wonder of living animals, and to help inspire and promote the preservation of the habitats of endangered and […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The International Book Festival is also one of the big festivals that takes place in Edinburgh, which is only fitting since the city was denoted an official City of Literature by UNESCO.  It takes place every year in a village that is set up of temporary marquees in the middle of Charlotte Square On George […]

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Another large festival held in Edinburgh and has become iconic to the city, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo festival.  Every year it attracts tens of thousands of spectators to the area that is led by pipers who are dressed in authentic kilts that skirl (the noise that bagpipes make) at the Edinburgh Castle below the castle’s […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the side events of the Edinburgh International Festival is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, hence its name, which also began in 1947. As the name might imply, the festival happens on the edges of the International Festival, and spans over the same period of time in August.  The festival offers attendees much more alternative […]

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Edinburgh International Festival

The main festival of the four is the Edinburgh International Festival, which was the first to be conceptualised.  The other festivals are each considered to be ‘fringe’ festivals or the offspring of the major festival period, but have developed enough to take on their own personality and following.  For this reason August can be a […]

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Festival

Edinburgh is not only one of the largest cities within the UK outside of London, but it is also full to the brim with activities to partake in during a visit.  Outside of the museums, galleries, and attractions that are housed in Edinburgh, it is also home to some of the most notable festivals in […]

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Edinburgh Old Town

The Old Town sector of Edinburgh is known for its Reformation era buildings and its unique medieval layout.  Due to the many classical buildings that have been preserved throughout the main area of the Old Town, the area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, along with the New Town area of Edinburgh. […]

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Edinburgh New Town

The New Town sector of Edinburgh is found in the centre of the city and is often considered to be the perfect ideal of city planning and is recognized officially as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Despite its name, the New Town was actually constructed between the years of 1765 and 1850 approximately, and still […]

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