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Scotland's enchanting capital of Edinburgh is a city of striking contrasts. Perched dramatically on an extinct volcano, the world-famous Edinburgh Castle is visible from almost any point in the city, a constant reminder of Edinburgh's long and fascinating history. As you explore the city's striking architecture, tranquil green spaces and exciting attractions, you will soon understand why it has served as inspiration for so many authors and poets.

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Edinburgh Zoo

Explore the lives of over 1,000 animal species from all over the world. Watch giant pandas, big cats, penguins and other birds, or take part in some of interactive activities offered by this non-profit zoological park. Don't miss out on the Edinburgh Zoo gardens, a lush paradise with countless exotic flowers and plants.

Mountain Biking

Escape the city and watch the beautiful Scottish scenery from a bike. You can start your trip from the Edinburgh city centre, and there are paths for all fitness levels with colour codes which are easy to follow. One of the best areas for off-road cycling is the Pentland Hills Regional Park, just outside Edinburgh. If you don't have a bike with you, you can rent one in one of the many shops around the city.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

With some parts built on the 16th century, this is truly a magnificent royal building. The official residence of the British monarch Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland, this is definitely a must-visit for any history enthusiast.

Edinburgh Castle

Sitting atop Castle Rock and towering majestically over Scotland's capital for more than a thousand years, the iconic Edinburgh Castle was once a military fortress and home to kings and queens. Now, it serves as a museum displaying historic and precious treasures such as the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, and the medieval bombard Mons Meg.Once you've been inside, be sure to take a walk along the cobbled promenades and winding stone steps and drink in stunning views over the city.

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