Old Town Edinburgh's medieval heart along the Royal Mile, which runs from the Castle to Holyrood Palace. Most of the really famous sites are in this area. 2011 Encounter Edinburgh New Town The other half of the city centre is the Georgian (late 18th century) New Town . The commercial heart of the city, this is what shopaholics make a beeline for. Stockbridge & Canonmills Exclusive neighbourhood to the north of the New Town, some interesting independent shopping plus the most relaxing spot in the city - the Royal Botanic Garden. Leith Edinburgh's independent-minded port area is a destination in its own right. Edinburgh/East The beach district of Portobello and the historic village of Duddingston both lie in the east of the city.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh By bus The city is served by the major inter-city bus companies from around Scotland and England. Most long distance services start and end in the Bus Station in St Andrew Square. The left luggage lockers at the Bus station are much cheaper than the "charged by the piece" left luggage service at Waverly train station.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh ① Palace of Holyroodhouse ② Royal Mile ③ The Scotch Whisky Xp ④ Edinburgh Castle
At the Palace of Holyroodhouse visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments and the ruins of Holyrood Abbey with a complimentary audio tour. Today the Palace is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland. Her Majesty received Pope Benedict XVI in the Morning Drawing Room during his official visit to the UK in September 2010.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh The Palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots , who was considered the most beautiful woman at that time. She was married here, and lived here between 1561 and 1567. King George V and Queen Mary held the first garden party in the grounds of Holyroodhouse and the tradition has been maintained to the present day.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh Forthcoming exhibition: The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein 17 June 2011 - 15 January 2012 The 15th and 16th centuries were a time of dramatic change in Northern Europe. Monarchs vied for territorial power, religious reformers questioned the central tenets of the church and scholars sought greater understanding of their world. Against this backdrop, artists produced works of extraordinarily diverse subject matter and superb technical skill. This exhibition brings together over 120 works by the greatest Northern European artists of the period. Among the highlights are prints and drawings by Albrecht Dürer, mythological paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, and preparatory drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger displayed alongside the finished oil portraits.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh Today the Palace is used regularly by The Queen and other royal members for State ceremonies and official entertaining In the picture are Pope Benedict XVI and The Queen at the Palace of Holyrood House.
The Royal Mile is a succession of streets which form the main thoroughfare of the Old Town of the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. As the name suggests, the Royal Mile is approximately one Scots mile long,and runs between two foci of history in Scotland, from Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Castle Rock down to Holyrood Abbey. The streets which make up the Royal Mile are (west to east) Castle Esplanade , Castlehill , Lawnmarket , High Street , Canongate and Abbey Strand . The Royal Mile is Edinburgh Old Town's busiest tourist street, rivalled only by Princes Street in the New Town.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh The Royal mile have many buildings and statues from all times, the museums and exhibition centre are worthy of watching. There are many special local stores round there, you can take all kinds of Scottish specialties from these stores, such as air whistle flute 、 the kilt and local designed handcrafts.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh Besides that, the most attractive part of Royal Mile is the festival celebrations on this street. In the summer, Edinburgh becomes a “festival city”, there are many national and international festivals hosted by the city. Especially in August, 3 important festivals is in progress. The Art F 、 the International F and the Fringe F 。
2011 Encounter Edinburgh The Fringe Festival is the biggest arts festival in the world .It would take five years, 11 months and 16 days to watch every Fringe show back-to-back. And the Royal Mile is a center of festivals celebration. During the festival season, you can enjoy various kinds of free street shows, parades, parties on the street from day to night.
Visit the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process. Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way. We’ll help you discover the aromas & flavours that appeal to your palate and lead you to your perfect Single Malt Whisky. Visit The Scotch Whisky Experience – a truly breathtaking experience for everyone.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh 2011 Encounter Edinburgh A number of vials placed on the table, a group of four, respectively, red, yellow, blue, green mark in four colors and is equipped with a glass. Mentioned four bottle of whiskey were placed four samples, can open to smell. Some are fragrant pear, and some have flowers, some with sea taste, & some the smell of wood smoke.
2011 2011 Encounter Edinburgh The museum has the world's largest, most comprehensive type of Scotch whiskey cellar .Scotch whiskey must be distilled in Scotland native plants, water and malt brewed distillation.Cellaring time to as little as 10 years, as many as 20 or 25 years, 35 years, 40 years or even longer. In the storage process, the wine barrel crude is gradually absorbed the taste, the color of the barrel into the wine slowly, thus creating a wine the color of pale amber .
Encounter Edinburgh 2011 To Cellar Scotch must generally consume more than 5 years , the general storage of finished wine will need 7 to 8 years , and to mellow the whiskey must be stored more than 10 years , usually 15 to 20 years storage of whiskey is the best quality.
World famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle was once a palace and state prison , it becomes still as important to defense . Now in the castle walls, can see neatly placed one black security cannons . Castle in the Military Museum , the sub-weapons, uniforms and other showrooms, from the Middle Ages to the 18th century collection of various kind, shows the evolution of European weapons and military uniforms and development process.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh The One O'Clock Gun is a time signal, and is fired every day at precisely 13:00 , excepting Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day. The gun was established in 1861 as a time signal for ships in the Firth of Forth, and complemented the time ball, which was installed on the Nelson Monument in 1852, but which was useless during foggy weather. The gun could easily be heard by ships in Leith Harbour, 2 miles (3.2 km) away. Because sound travels relatively slowly (approximately 343 metres per second (770 mph)), maps were produced in the 1860s to show the actual time when the sound of the gun was heard at various locations in Edinburgh.
2011 Encounter Edinburgh Every year at the end of Edinburgh festival tourism could watch the ancient art performance—the military tattoo. Through these performance we could feeling Edinburgh’s cultural tradition.The firewoks on the Finale use 3.5 tons of explosives every year to present a wonderful Visual Feast for you 。
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