Glorious past is witnessed in this fascinating town of castles, medieval churches and a New Town composed of 17th and 18th century buildings. Edinburgh today is the longest inhabited area in Europe. To the south it is dominated by the magical Pentland Hills and to the north magnificent scenery is revealed to the Firth of Forth and it its charming small islands. The area surrounding the town ensures most beautiful escapes from urban everydays.
Edinburgh is vibrant and lively, a city of Festivals and major international events. Starting with the Edinburgh Festival the annual fiesta here ends with the famous New Year Hogmanay with wild fun in the streets and fireworks in the skies. In 2003 the city hosted the MTV annual awards and in 2005 it was declared the first UNESCO City of Literature. In the midst of the busiest tourist season (from August to September), a myriad of music and other Festivals take place in the Scottish Capital - the Jazz Festival, Film Festival, Fringe Festival and much more.
Since the late 90-s Edinburgh has enhanced its accelerated pace towards becoming one of the most important financial cores. And it is today, as second important in Britain after London and with the remarkable opening in 2005 of the Royal Bank of Scotland HQ. Despite it rushes to the future in impressive speed, the town remains a verdant paradise with the numerous parks and public gardens, tree-lined streets and flowered squares. Edinburgh is fresh and entertaining, as the rhythm of its still young heart has been beating through the centuries.
Within the city's boundaries a charming place offers the cosiness of a weekend escape into the rustic charm of nature immersed beauty. The small borough of South Queensferry welcomes tourist in its charming atmosphere and lovely surroundings, just few moments outside of the busy capital center.