Edinburgh is one of those places that has so much going on, so many places to see, a huge amount of history to explore and lots of amazing things to do. It’s one of the best places to visit, so if you’re thinking about taking a trip during the half terms then definitely think about going to Edinburgh. There are so many different reasons on why you should go to Edinburgh one being it’s fantastic festivals. Edinburgh is the world’s leading festival city.
There are 12 major annual festivals with over 25,000 artists that populate the city with over 1,000 shows per day. The most popular festivals in Edinburgh are the International festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.
If you enjoy taking long walks and looking at the different views then you must hike up to Arthur’s seat, Arthur’s Seat sits 251m above sea level which gives you the best views over Edinburgh and its surrounding areas. Arthur’s Seat forms the largest part of the extinct volcano that stood upon Edinburgh many years ago. Arthur’s seat is located in the Holyrood Park, many people just follow the royal mile until they reach the Queens residence. While walking to the seat you get to see many interesting things and so many breath taking views. Within Holyrood Park you can also visit a 15th century medieval chapel, St Anthony’s Chapel. The chapel is a fascinating and a mysterious feature of Holyrood Park, The remains of the chapel are parts of the north wall.
If you enjoy views but don’t particularly like long walks you can take a visit to Calton Hill which is also one of the best spots for views across the city. Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh’s main hills which is located next to the city centre. Calton Hill isn’t just famous for its beautiful views, it’s also famous for its collection of historic monuments. Most of the historic monuments form some of the most important landmarks in Edinburgh. The nelson monument is a tower that is in honor of vice admiral Horatio Nelson, it’s placed on top of Calton Hill and was built between 1807 and 1815. You can climb up the Nelson monument to receive some of the best views of Edinburgh, there is a total of 143 steps to get to the top.
Another great reason why you should visit Edinburgh is to explore the Georgian house museum, The Georgian House Museum gives you an insight of how people lived in Edinburgh during the 18th and early 19th centuries in the new part of town.
In a motorhome/campervan you’re able to drive where you need to go and you’re able to sleep where you choose! But you can always book onto Camping Park’s. You can drive to nearby attractions in your motorhome/campervan!
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