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Basic information about the capital of Scotland

Basic information about the capital of Scotland

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    • Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland
    • There are around 500,000 people in Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh has two nicknames. One is the ‘Athens of the North’ because of our medieval and Georgian architecture.
    • The second is ‘Auld Reekie’ ( Auld meaning old and reekie meaning smelly or smokey) because years ago the chimneys used to spew thick black smoke.
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    • The old town dates back to the 1500s.
    • Other buildings in Edinburgh include the Scottish Parliament, the Holyrood Palace, the Royal Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh University.
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    • Dates back to 1765 to 1850.
    • Over crowding in the old town
    • Street names were named after Kings and Princes. For example Princes Street is the main shopping street which faces the castle.
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    • Edinburgh is also known as the most haunted city in Europe because of our under ground vaults. ‘Under ground 18th century city’
    • Poor, sick and criminals of society lived in the vaults.
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    • Edinburgh is built on seven hills. Pentland Hills, Braid Hills, Arthurs Seat, Salisbury Crags, Corstorphine Hill, Calton Hill and the Blackford Hills.
    • The castle is situated on top of an extinct volcano.
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    • Edinburgh attracts over 1 million visitors every year making it the second most visited city in the whole of Great Britain.
    • Every year Edinburgh hosts the annual Fringe Festival which is the largest arts festival in the world. It celebrates the performing arts: comedy, literature, poetry, plays, music and dance.
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