Hidden in the mystical haze of the Great Britain Island, Edinburgh is the naturally created and handmade masterpiece, which invites you to admire its rolling hills, lochs (lakes) along with elegant streets and stylish cobbled alleys. The city of hundreds of attractions becomes especially seductive for tourists during the main festival period from August to early September, so don't hope to find vacant rooms available in Edinburgh hotels this time and better make reservations well ahead of time if you plan to visit then. In the whirlwind of the festival days and nights you will see Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival and Fireworks Concert.
Anyway, don't hesitate to come here during other seasons - you will certainly find in Edinburgh a place or activity for yourself. For example, in June you can become a spectator of one of the most interesting summer events of " Royal Highland Show, which lasts for five days and includes pedigree livestock judging, show jumping an Ð² agricultural displays. January, 25th is the birthday of Scotland's national poet and Bard, Robert Burns, which is traditionally celebrated by Burns suppers, held in hotels and restaurants all over the city. Coming in April and May you will be able to visit Edinburgh Science Fair, Museum Week and Scottish International Children's Festival.
If you are up to more traditional sightseeing, then a number of various museums and visitor centers welcome you in Edinburgh. Admission is usually charged and fees usually don't exceed 30 pounds. Depending on your personal taste and preferences you can choose any of the following places of interest: Edinburgh Castle is mere History, Mystery and Legend are accommodated as nowhere in Edinburgh; Georgian House is the monument of Robert Adam architecture and spectacular interior style; for those who are young and energetic and don't want to waste night hours on sleep, Grassmarket is the right place and it's one of Edinburgh's nightlife centres with numerous restaurants and pubs. Some other places in Edinburg which are important to mention: Holyrood Park, National Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Scotland and National Museum of Scotland, Royal Botanic garden, Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura (looking through the 1853 periscope, you get a stunning image of nearby streets in size of a circular table); Royal Observatory Visitor Centre (exhibits images of astronomical objects, telescopes and antique instruments); Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Yacht Britannia and Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre.
The easiest way to get to Edinburgh is by plane, especially bearing in mind its comfortable international airport which has frequent direct air services to and from Europe, Ireland and other parts of the United Kingdom and a limited number of services to Africa, the Middle East and Asia. There are no direct flights to Edinburgh from North America, however, it shouldn't become a problem for US visitors: ae four-hour rail London-Edinburgh trip and you are here, ready to be conquered by highlights of Edinburgh.