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Edinburgh and Lothians, Scotland

Edinburgh and Lothians, Scotland

story by: Inspire UK & Ireland

When a city’s New Town dates back to the 18th century you know you’re in a country with a serious history! It’s Old Town is medieval by the way. This sophisticated Scottish capital has melded the ancient with the modern and synonymous with its annual festival in August, that encompasses the legendary Tattoo’ to ‘The Fringe Festival’ but its festival time almost year-round in Edinburgh.  Join the spirited locals for celebrations of film, jazz and science, not to mention Hogmanay (New Years).  Walk through history with a visit to Edinburgh Castle above the Royal Mile and visit the crown jewels!   With all this history its easy to forget you’re in one of the most stylish and cosmopolitan cities in the world with fantastic shopping and award winning restaurants and bars.  There is even a New Zealand café called Wellington Street which offers a great flat white if you’re feeling a little homesick!

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