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Interesting Facts and Information About Edinburgh
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Interesting Facts and Information About Edinburgh
If you are wondering what it is like to live and work in Edinburgh then take a look at some of the interesting facts below.

  • Thinking of going to University in Edinburgh? The Universities in Edinburgh include Napier University, Heriot-Watt University and The University of Edinburgh.

  • Edinburgh is twinned with Dunedin (New Zealand), Florence (Italy), San Diego (USA), Nice (France), Munich (Germany), Vancouver (Canada), Kiev (Ukraine) and Xian (China).

  • Some people call Edinburgh the 'Windy City.'

  • Some interesting attractions in Edinburgh include Edinburgh Zoo, the Royal Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

  • Edinburgh airport is home to around 50 airline companies and it flies to 85 destinations in the UK.

  • Edinburgh is a great place for festivals. If you are a festival lover then you can attend events such as Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival and Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival. Edinburgh hosts the Fringe Festival, which is the biggest arts festival in the world. It is usually hosted throughout August and this festival generates a large amount of money for the Scottish and Edinburgh economy.

  • There are lots of great things to do in Edinburgh. You can go and visit the scenery and do some walking at Arthur's Seat, which is Edinburgh's highest hill. There are plenty of museums to visit, including The Museum of Scotland and The National Gallery of Scotland.

  • Edinburgh was recently voted favourite UK city by readers of Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

  • Edinburgh comes in after London for the UK's most favoured place to hold an international conference.

  • The city has the next most Michelin-starred restaurants after London. There is a great range of different foods to sample; you certainly will be spoilt for choice!

  • As you can see from the above information, Edinburgh is a vibrant and interesting place. Whether you are just visiting or planning a move to the city, you will not be disappointed. There are so many different things to do that there is something for everyone.

  • If you are wondering what Edinburgh is like for business then you will be pleased to know that the city is thriving. Some of the areas in which Edinburgh is strong include science, medicine, literacy and legal heritage. Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and consequently a large part of the economy is made up of tourism. The city attracts lots of visitors due it the city centre being a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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