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Edinburgh still breathes the spirit of its past, with its streets running through town like scars of bygone eras. Yet, amidst this tapestry of history, the city gracefully blends ancient heritage with vibrant modernity. Walk the historic Royal Mile, where centuries of stories unfold, explore the bustling Princes Street, and discover the allure of Edinburgh's world-renowned festivals like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. With remarkable architecture, tranquil green spaces, and a wealth of exciting attractions, it's no wonder this city has ignited the imaginations of countless authors and poets throughout history.

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Princes Street Gardens

Nestled in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens is a beautiful urban oasis, providing a perfect sanctuary for relaxation and leisure, and boasting some of the most magnificent views over Edinburgh.

Royal Botanic Garden

Spread across 70 acres, the Royal Botanic Garden provides a serene escape from the bustling city. Visitors can stroll through enchanting landscapes, including stunning glasshouses showcasing exotic flora from around the world. The garden's highlights include the Victorian Palm House, the Rock Garden, and the peaceful Chinese Hillside.

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland offers a one-of-a-kind adventure for all history enthusiasts. In their galleries, you'll come across ancient Egyptian mummies, the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Keep an eye out for the temporary exhibitions as well.

Edinburgh Dungeon

Step into the Edinburgh Dungeon and experience 500 years of Scotland’s most haunting history. Be captivated by the performances of theatrical actors, mesmerising storytelling, and cool special effects that bring the scenes and stages to life. The bravest ones can also hop on one of the two scary rides. Guided tours depart every 10 minutes.

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