Districts of Edinburgh
The districts of Edinburgh are presented on the map of the capital of Scotland, and additional information will allow you to get acquainted with their features in absentia.
Names and descriptions of major areas
- Old Town: interesting for the Holyrood Palace (reflects the Renaissance style; you can admire portraits with images of the kings of Scotland, stucco ceilings, royal interiors of Mary Stuart, an attribute of power - the royal mantle), Royal Mile (street artists are engaged in entertainment of tourists), St. Giles (in the chapel every year new members undergo a rite of passage for the Order of the Thistle; here you can admire the work of Brightford - the stained glass “Burns window”), The Scottish Whiskey Heritage Museum (visitors will be shown a collection of 3,500 bottles and videos that introduce them to the stages of whiskey preparation, as well as offer to taste this drink).
- New city: guests will see the Walter Scott monument (it is worth taking a photo against the background of this monument, made in the neo-Gothic style of Carrara marble), visit the Royal Scottish Academy (works of Scottish and European art of the 17-19 centuries, as well as canvases that are works of contemporary Scottish painters) and the National Gallery of Scotland (admirers of paintings by Monet, Gauguin, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and others will appreciate).
- Canonmeills and Stockbridge: famous for their stylish shops and the Royal Botanic Gardens (the Chinese Garden recreates the Asian landscape, the Ecological Garden features local flora in the form of lichens, ferns and mosses, Rockaria contains alpine plants, plants from New Zealand, Japan and North America, moreover, the entire collection includes 5,000 plants of different origins; and in the showroom, guests will see an exposition with medicinal herbs, and learn about the mechanisms of plant propagation).
- Edinburgh East: attracts vacationers with the three-kilometer Portobello beach (sports events such as sailing regattas are held), along which you can find bars, yacht clubs, indoor pools.
- Edinburgh South: The main attraction is the Roslin Chapel, decorated with symbolic sculptures and frescoes, “narrators” about biblical stories, the times of the Masonic society and the Knights of the Knights Templar.
- Edinburgh West: has a stadium “Murrayfield” (rugby matches are often held here) and the Edinburgh Zoo (visitors will be able to admire an interesting spectacle - the penguin parade, the essence of which is that the penguins are released from the enclosures for a walk to communicate with guests; in the bird garden you can see the Balinese starling, Nicobar pigeon and other exotic birds).
Where to stay for tourists
Where to stay for tourists
A good place to stay is the Royal Mile hotels: the place is suitable for walking and entertainment (there are bars and shops, and in August there is a Festival accompanied by street performances). Those wishing to live in a relatively quiet area should choose hotels in the lower part of the Mile (may be interesting“Holyrood Aparthotel”), since there are fewer people there than in its central part (note the “Apex City Hotel”). Do you want to live in the New Town? A good option for living can be “The glasshouse”.