Dean Village, Edinburgh
Attractions in the City of Edinburgh
Highlights in the City of Edinburgh
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Athens of the North
In Edinburgh, history and future come together. Tradition meets innovation and the people of Edinburgh are not afraid to celebrate both equally. Because they love their festivals there. Especially in summer, one event follows the other. It celebrates films, music, books and even science.
From Greece to Scotland, it's a long way, but still, the cultures of both countries have merged in Edinburgh. To discover the secret of this connection, a walk up Calton Hill is essential. The Doric columns of the National Monument - this style was first used in Greece in the 7th century - radiate the impressive power of the Acropolis, especially in the glow of the evening sun.
The most beautiful sights
In Edinburgh, you can get your feet really sore. Pack your most comfortable shoes for a trip there, as you will be walking a few miles. But for outdoor enthusiasts, this will not be a problem. A visit to Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock is obligatory. On the east side, you can easily climb the mountain and admire the imposing castle. Those who hike up there at noon should know about the One O'Clock Gun. From Monday to Saturday a loud cannon is fired punctually at 13 o'clock, which informs everybody in Edinburgh what time it is.
For those who want to add a little peace to their visit to Edinburgh in addition to the hustle and bustle of the city, a hike to Arthur's Seat is ideal - at sunrise in particular. From there, one has a beautiful panorama over the city.
Dean Village is an extraordinary part of the city - the pretty little houses tell the stories of the time. It is also the perfect starting point for a walk along the Water of Leith. A lovely walking and cycling path runs along the river from Balerno to Leith.