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  • Hello I'm Colm Hanratty from Hostelworld.com and if you want to know what

  • museums in the Scottish capital are free when the biggest festivals take place and

  • where is a good place to try traditional haggis

  • Go nowhere because there are 10 things you need to know about Edinburgh

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  • (Instrumental) Thanks to its compact size enchanting old

  • town and and endless bars and restaurants Edinburgh

  • is a city that you will warm to straightaway

  • over the space of a few days you can climb one of Europe's most famous peaks

  • Visit the yaught that was once home to the British royal family

  • and check out scotland's number one tourist attraction

  • Now, Here is the first of those ten things (Instrumental)

  • Edinburgh is divided into the old and new towns in the new town you will

  • discover charming georgian crescents and the city's

  • best shopping while in the old town your'l find many cobbles

  • streets and neighbourhoods such as cowgate and the grass

  • market Its also where you will find the Royal Mile

  • the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile is divided into four different

  • sections at the very top is castle hill and Edinburgh Castle, then

  • youv'e got Lawn Market After that you have the High Street which

  • is where I am now and this is the heart and soul of the Royal mile

  • then at the very end of the Royal Mile is Cannongate where it ends

  • with the palace of hollywood house which today is the official residence of queen in Scotland

  • (Instrumental) dating back to twelfth century BC a member

  • Edinburgh Castle isn't only Edinburghs number one attraction but also Scotlands

  • number one attraction so make sure to put by a couple of hours to

  • explore when in the Scottish Capital highlights in the castle include the great

  • hall where kings queens and Nobles came to feast saint

  • margaret's chapel which is the castle's oldest surviving

  • building and the Scottish National War Memorial

  • which pays tribute to those who have died in battle

  • the Scottish capital is full of free museums and galleries which is great

  • news for those of you on very tight budget These include the writer's museum that showcase's

  • the city's famous writers the museum Edinburgh which tells the famous

  • story of great friars Bobby among other things and the National Gallery

  • which is Scotland's most important art gallery

  • another of these free museums ais the national museum of Scotland which is located

  • on Chambers Street and opened in 1998 now while the building

  • itself is quite modern some of the collections here focus on the

  • first three million years the museum has lots of interactive exhibits

  • while dolly the sheep can also be found here part and parcel of a trip to Edinburgh is

  • trying traditional Scotish Haggis which is a mix of oatmeal and different pieces

  • of beef and lamb and now it might not sound too tempting but

  • when in Rome and one of the bar places to try is the Tass

  • here on the Royal Mile which stocks the award-winning mixed Haggis

  • (Instrumental) Overlooking Edinburgh is Arthers seat

  • a rocky peak the climbs 251 metres into the sky

  • while the climb to the top is a tough one, it is ultimately rewarding

  • as the views are unforgettable If you don't have a head for heights or are

  • not feeling particulaly energetic but you would still like a good view of the

  • city Castle Hill on the East side of Princes Street

  • is where to go Because as you can see the view is just as

  • breath-taking located just 3 miles from Edinburgh city centre

  • Leif is an attractive waterfront suberb that's home to many bars and restaurants

  • if you've got the time try to check it out (Instrumental)

  • the main attraction in leif is the Royal Yaught Britania

  • which was the official yaught to the British Royal Family from 1953 until

  • 1997 Today you can tour the yaught and the highlights include the sunlounge and the

  • State dining room

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  • (Instrumental) due to the number of hostels in Edinburgh

  • there are many bars and pubs that do backpacker specials

  • where budget travelers can get deals on food and drink

  • a bar that does one of these specials as the last stop in the city's grass market area

  • as once you have proved to the staff that you are staying in a hostel

  • you get all food on the menu that's EUR 7.25 or under for 3.95

  • and this includes everything from traditional Scottish Haggis

  • to Fajjhitas to sausage and Mash other places that do good deals

  • include Maggie Dixons which is also in the grass market

  • and the castle arms in Johnston Terrace Edinburgh is the worlds number one festival

  • destination and over the course of 12 months no fewer

  • than twelve major festivals take place here

  • the first festival to take place is the Science Festival in April

  • and last is Hogmany in December the best time to visit Edinburgh

  • for it's festivals is in August when there are no fewer than several festivals

  • take place the best known is the Edinburgh fringe festival

  • which is the largest arts festival in the world other festivals to take

  • place in August include the world-famous Military Tattoo the

  • Edinburgh book festival which includes book signings and readings

  • and the Edinburgh Arts Festival (Instrumental)

  • that the Scottish capital has one of the most haunted cities in the world

  • and the old town in particular is full of narrow lanes and closes

  • each with a different story to tell there are different haunted tours

  • operating in Edinburgh many of which like these two here

  • advertise themselves here on the Royal Mile

  • before you put yourself under any of them make sure to do a bit of homework

  • because some go to places that others don't and they can vary in price too

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  • out in Edinburgh after dark here are a few suggestions

  • thanks to it's many drinks promotions bar salsa in the grass market is

  • always busy while the globe on nedry Street just off the

  • Royal Mile is Edinburghs number one backpacker bar

  • And right beside the globe is whistle binkies is which is a great place for live music

  • in Edinburgh here you'll find live music seven nights a

  • week The dome over in Georgia Street is one of

  • the city's most imposing bars while the opal lounge down the road from it

  • is a great place to go dancing So that is our 10 things you need to know

  • about Edinburgh, hopefully this will help you plan your trip to the Scottish Capital

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