Edinburgh

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A city like no other

Edinburgh is a city that never stands still and is recognised as the second financial centre of the UK after London.

Rich in history and culture, Scotland’s capital has the highest concentration of listed buildings in the UK.

Host to the second most ticketed events in the world, Edinburgh is classified as the UK’s most ‘walkable city’, 50 theatres and 11 major arts cultural festivals are all easy to reach.

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HOME TO4MICHELIN*
RESTAURANTS & A
THRIVING FOOD &
DRINK SCENE
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE,
RECOGNISED AS A
PLACE OF OUTSTANDING
CULTURAL VALUE
A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE WORLD’S GREATEST
CREATIVE MINDS: J K ROWLING,
IAN RANKIN, ROBERT BURNS
GROWING
TECH
SECTOR
AHEAD OF LONDON & CAMBRIDGE
IN 2016, WITH COMPANIES SUCH
AS SKYSCANNER AND FANDUEL

Culture

Sales of tickets to events in Edinburgh are the second highest in the world due to its hosting 11 major arts events each year. Most famous is the annual Fringe Festival, where theatres, cinemas and all sorts of unexpected venues play host to a variety of entertainment. Other cultural events include ancient celebrations like Beltane and Samhuinn, and the Hogmanany celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

Visit Festivals Edinburgh site

World-class education

Edinburgh’s reputation as a centre of educational excellence is well established. The city is home to 15 of Scotland’s best private schools. There are also 4 leading universities including Herriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier, Queen Margaret and the University of Edinburgh. The latter is ranked 18th in the world by the 2019 QS World University Ranking and is part of the Russell Group University with its new Informatics Centre.

A food-lovers’
paradise

St James Quarter, will be home to an enticing blend of independent dining experiences with 30 restaurant and dining premises in planning. They will join established eateries including The Ivy, Hawksmoor and Dishoom. From formal dining to a quick bite, there will be something for every palette and every occasion within walking distance of New Eidyn.

What’s on in Edinburgh