Edinburgh - Scotland's capital - has a great deal to offer the visitor.
During August every year the world-famous Edinburgh Festival is held; there is also the alternative 'Fringe' Festival. (Some Fringe events can
be quite eccentric, so go prepared for anything). Both the festival and Fringe provide a wide range of entertainment, including plays on rather
odd stages - in an elevator for example!
There are a number of other regular events in Edinburgh including the Film Festival, Book Festival and annual Hogmanay celebrations at New
Edinburgh also has a wealth of fascinating historical places to see. There's Edinburgh Castle itself of course, but also St. Giles Cathedral, and
Holyrood Palace, to name but two. See Historic Scotland
for more details.
If sport is your passion, Edinburgh offers a wide range of activities. Find the largest dry-ski slope in Europe at
Midlothian Ski Centre
, or visit the home of
at Murrayfield, just a stone's throw along the road from McNeil
House. The National Rock Climbing Centre of Scotland
offers all sorts of
adventurous activities. And of course there's the home of golf - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Saint Andrews
If something a little more relaxing has greater appeal, then as well as theatres, cinemas, art galleries and libraries,
there's Edinburgh Zoo
- literally just along the road.
Other places of well-known interest include the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Dean Gallery, these last
two being within walking distance of McNeil House. There are other art galleries, and don't forget the Royal Yacht Britannia.
But we must not forget the wonderful Scottish landscape, many beautiful lochs, rivers and mountains being within easy driving distance. Edinburgh also
makes a great base to visit some of the other fine castles and cultural visitor attractions around the country. See
Scottish Natural Heritage
See the links
page for even more details.