Situated on a hill and densely populated, Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. It includes an old medieval town and an elegant new Georgian town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Dominating the city, Edinburgh Castle is home to the crown jewels of Scotland and the stone of fate, used during the crowning of Scottish monarchs. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak at Holyrood Park with panoramic views of the city. Calton Hill hosts monuments and memorials at its summit.
The airport provides access to many corners of the region.