It is the capital of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Government.
Fruitmarket Art Gallery Dean Gallery
The city hosts several annual festivals including theEdinburgh International Festival
Other annual events include the HogmanayStreet Party and the Beltane Fire Festival
Interesting facts Attracting over 1 million overseas visitors a year, Edinburgh is the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London. The city was voted 'European Destination of the Year' at the World Travel Awards 2012.
Interesting facts Edinburgh is the world's first UNESCO City of Literature and, due to the historical character of much of the city centre, comprising the Old Town and New Town, is recognised as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site.
Interesting facts Edinburgh Zoo is a 82-acre (33 ha) zoo on Corstorphine Hill, the second most popular paid tourist attraction in Scotland.