Edinburgh has en extensive and distinguished history dating back to the 1st century, and since then the city has grown to be an extremely important place for both Scotland and the United Kingdom. The medieval old town and the Georgian new town are dripping with history, and each building, nook and cranny holds important stories of the past. The mighty Arthur's Seat towers high above the city, perched on its grassy hillside.
How to get there
Regular trains, flights and buses from London and the rest of Britain
Best time to visit
All year round, as most of the rock climbing is indoors and therefore not susceptible to poor weather
Quite cool for most of the year, with temperatures in Winter getting very cold and Summer usually reaching a maximum of 20 degrees celsius
When in Edinburgh there is a humongous range of things to indulge in, from cultural pursuits such as festivals, the theatre, museums and live music, to the many highly rated restaurants, pubs and bars that populate the city. Try and sample just some of these to enjoy the authentic Edinburgh experience, and the funny, friendly and warm people will embrace you as one of their own. Some of the rock climbing can be a bit tricky, so being in decent shape and fitness will help you enjoy the rock climbing available in Edinburgh just that little bit more
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