Wintertime in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom.

Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea and has proved a popular destination with tourists for the last few decades throughout the year. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 as the city is full of wonderful architecture and facinating history. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city.

The city is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The number of visitors attracted to Edinburgh for the Festival is roughly equal to the settled population of the city. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. But even outside of the summer season, Edinburgh, when the snow settles in the heart of winter makes for a great weekend break, cultural trip or the perfect getaway destination with its pubs, clubs, culture, castles and of course the charming people.
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