Old Town of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

  1. Old Town of Edinburgh

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    No other European capital could provide a canvas for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On arrival you come to see the respectable figure of the Old Town's medieval tenements robed in the New Town's neoclassical chic. Heels tap rhythmically on the frigid cobblestones of the Royal Mile and the Nelson's Monument keeps a watchful eye on the restrained city life from top of Calton Hill - Edinburgh's acropolis and the headquarters of the Scottish Government. John Knox House lets you come up close to the most dramatic events in Scotland's history, while Literary Pub Tours impart with you the city's infectious decadence. But dip a little bit deeper and you'll be hit with the primeval magnitude of the craggy cliffs that cast an awe-inspiring shadow over the refined monuments. Edinburgh is a town where the reserved face of enlightenment and tradition is oxygenated with real blood and distorted with animalistic grimaces. Here civilization and nature fight a battle for dominance within one body, but being so intimately interlaced, one cannot exist without the other. And now imagine all that when the Edinburgh Festival floods the city with artistic frenzy and color.

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  1. Angelotus Oct 20, 2009 6:22 AM

    MY RATING:

    On the top of that mountain I asked my girlfriend to marry me. That was on 15 december 2005, and still we are engaged LOL

  2. anshuman Oct 25, 2009 5:56 AM

    MY RATING:

    looks so interesting

  3. Grouigrouik Oct 25, 2009 3:57 PM

    MY RATING:

    So beautiful places !

  4. rene dave howe Mar 24, 2014 3:41 AM

    MY RATING:

    the structural patterns of the place is very impressive and most of all the the nature is very adorable to live

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