Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. A medieval, charming and hilly capital it mixes it’s old town charm with elegant Georgian style homes and gardens. Towering over the city is the fabulous Edinburgh Castle, showcasing the country’s crown jewels and the official residence of the monarch in Scotland.
Historically part of the county of Midlothian the city is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city after Glasgow, while being the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom.
In politics Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the highest courts in Scotland. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, philosophy, the sciences and engineering.
When it comes to business and economy the city is the second largest financial centre in Great Britain, with the city enjoying a multi cultultur and diverse set of multinationals setting up offices within the city boundaries.
Edinburghs historical and cultural attractions have made it the United Kingdoms second-most visited tourist destination, attracting 5 million visitors annually, bringing in valuable tourism income.
Edinburgh’s official population estimates are just over 500,000 resident for the Edinburgh locality, with almost 1.5 million residents for the wider city region.