The mixture of the old and new worlds comes as a shock, albeit a pleasant one, when you are in Edinburgh.
Enchanting Edinburgh drips history and romance. Where else can you find a university founded in 1583, a bank founded in 1695, as well as hobnob with kings, queens, and knights on one side of the street and all that is modern on the other?
Burns did not say in jest, "Edina, Scotia's darling seat." The Old City with its cobbled streets rubs shoulders with the New City's modern bars and high-rises. Discover together a world of heritage sites built on an extinct volcano and breathe in the air of romance that grips you the moment you glimpse Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is a grey city, which tells its tale in stone; the buildings here are granite. You meet its ancient geography wherever you go. Fire and ice alike have carved the landscape; this small town has many a secret waiting for those who have the moments to spare. Turn into a dark archway, or take that path down a partially hidden cobbled lane you see history rubbing shoulders with geography.
Even the New Town dates back to 1766. Ride the time machine back a few centuries in this evergreen partner of history. The Edinburgh experience is summed up in a single epithet-unique.
Edinburgh's skyline is a literal postcard, and a perfect one, whether you view it from the sky or land. The Castle and Arthur's Seat dominate the view; and your first vision of it is so dramatic that you will wonder if this is "really real." This effect is not confined to the first impression; Edinburgh improves with each experience. Enchanting Edinburgh has a fairytale like quality, which lifts your romantic spirit.
The Edinburgh Tattoo, a performance of military bands from five countries against the backdrop of the Edinburgh Castle, is something every romantic soul would love to be a part of at least once in a lifetime.
Edinburgh declares herself "eventful" and her festival calendar is vibrant enough to satisfy any appetite. There are the usual festivals of films, fashion, jazz, science, books, and drama, as well as unusual ones that are unique and in true Scottish spirit. Where else will you find a bovine parade with hundreds of beautifully painted life-size fibreglass cows occupying public space? The Cow Parade is also the World's largest event in public art.
Dowtown Cow Parade
Dowtown Cow Parade
Scotland's glens and mountains give her the rightful claim as one of the most romantic places in the World. The warmth of Scottish hospitality is as famous as Scotch whisky, both of the best quality. Where else would you want to spend those moments of togetherness?
The mixture of the old and new worlds comes as a shock, albeit a pleasant one, when you are in Edinburgh. Old world romance combined with modern comforts can be a great (as well as romantic!) experience.