About Edinburgh
Home Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland is built on a number of hills and is well known and proud of both its history and architecture. The city is popular with both visitors and local inhabitants as throughout the year it has many special events including International Festivals, the Military Tattoo and the Hogmanay (New Year) Parties to name but a few events.
Further Info
View at night from the Apartment.
The Town and City have over many centuries grown around the Castle spreading from the fortified walled Old Town in the heart of the city, to the Georgian ?New Town ? which was built outwith the walls. Further expansions and developments have brought about this vibrant modern city. It has, throughout all these changes, managed to keep its magnificent architecture and natural beauty and these are readily available to be seen by the discerning traveller. It is because of this, that both the Old Town and New Town have become World Heritage Sites.
As the city centre is so compact, it is full of fascinating places with historical significance, most of which are within short walking distances of each other. The Castle, in the centre of town, houses the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, as well as displaying many items of historical interest. From its position high on Castlehill, Edinburgh Castle has magnificent views over the City and the surrounding countryside. The shores of the Forth Estuary and the Port of Leith lie to the north and moored here is the former Royal Yacht "Britannia"
View of Castle from within apartment
During August, the renowned Edinburgh Military Tattoo, is held on the Castle Esplanade and this is temporarily transformed by the building of stands to host the numerous visitors wishing to see this superb spectacle.

Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe Festival which bring many shows, plays, artistes and entertainers to Edinburgh for a four week extravaganza during August and September. Indeed throughout the year the City is home to numerous Festivals, Art Collections, Exhibitions, galleries and museums.
Thousands of people now enjoy events such as “Hogmanay”, where over many days Edinburgh celebrates the New Year Festivities with organised events and street parties.

There are Botanic Gardens, a Zoo and a wide selection of restaurants, theatres. shops and entertainments to be visited. The choice is yours, to do what you want, when you want and how you want .
Getting There
Edinburgh is easily accessible with many frequent direct flights to and from United Kingdom and European airports to Edinburgh International Airport. The airport is only some twelve kilometres from the City Centre and there are buses and taxis readily available for any new arrivals. The Waverley Railway Station and the St Andrew Bus Station are situated near the east end of Princes Street and have busy schedules, bringing people to and taking them from the City to numerous places within Great Britain. The Bus and Railway Station as well as the bus stances on the Waverley Bridge for the airport and the Former Royal Yacht ‘Britannia” are only a short distance away from Johnston Terrace.
View from Edinburgh Castle down to the Apartment
Main Routes to Edinburgh by car are the A1 from the south, M8 from the West and the M90 from the North.
Within Edinburgh both public Transport and Bus Tours are readily available with the latter having professional drivers / couriers available to give comment on the places of interest during the tour.
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Or write to Moira Bowman, 65 Durham Square,
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH15 1PP