Where to go
Things to do in Edinburgh
The magical and nebulous charm of a city where time seems to have stopped. This is Edinburgh, the proud and welcoming capital of Scotland, one of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom.Built on seven hills, Edinburgh offers a breathtaking view with its Castle, which stands on an ancient rock of volcanic origin and from which every day at 13:00 o'clock, except on Sundays, echoes the "one o'clock gun”, the canon shot fired to signal the time to ships that dock at the port, a tradition that has continued since 1846. This is the heart of the Old Town, with its dizzying and narrow Medieval streets that come out on courtyards, the so-called "closes", often made shiny from the rain which accentuates their Gothic character. Take a stroll along Royal Mile, the main street of the Old Town, full of beautiful ancient buildings, souvenir shops and lively pubs. Nearby you can visit the Cathedral of St. Giles' and Gladstone's Land, a typical seventeenth-century house restored and decorated with original furniture and objects.