Northumberland Holiday 2014 60

Edinburgh

We used the train for this visit to the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, setting off from Berwick Train station (map) The journey takes about 47min and cost £47 not too bad but if they want us to drop the car they will have to reduce the cost before I convert. Edinburgh is a busy city and there are thousands of tourists milling about so make sure you plan your day trip carefully (we didn’t). we walked for many miles through the parks looking at the old buildings along the way, also a few ale houses were visited to test the local brews etc. We should have climbed Arthurs seat but we did not take the correct gear with us and it was very hot, there is simply to much of Edinburgh to put into here so I have took some info from Wiki for you to read if you wish.



Edinburgh (11px-Speakerlink-new.svg2i/ˈɛdɪnbərə/;[4] Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann) is the capital city of Scotland, situated in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom.[5] The population in 2013 was 487,500.[1]
Edinburgh has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century, but political power moved south to
London after the Union of the Crowns in 1603 and the Union of Parliaments in 1707. After nearly three centuries of unitary government, a measure of self-government returned in the shape of the devolved Scottish Parliament, which officially opened in Edinburgh in 1999. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. Edinburgh's relatively buoyant economy, traditionally centred on banking and insurance but now encompassing a wide range of businesses, makes it the biggest financial centre in the UK after London.[6] Many Scottish companies have established their head offices in the city.