Edinburgh is a city of contrast. It might be very old — Romans first came in the first century AD — but there is something progressive and academic about the city which I can't put my finger on. It is no wonder that Edinburgh is the first city to be awarded UNESCO City of Literature status, in recognition of its literary heritage and present literary activities.
|Edinburgh Old Town Skyline.|
|The National monument on Calton Hill, a monument dedicated to Scottish soldiers who died in Napoleonic Wars. Apparently its construction was never finished and was left at this state.|
|Another monument on Calton Hill, the Nelson Monument, built to commemorate Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson for his victory over the French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.|
|The famed Edinburgh Castle.|
|St Giles' Cathedral on Royal Mile, the principal place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.|