Edinburgh is famous for its literary heritage, historic cobbled streets and striking architecture. Not to mention its world-famous whisky walks and festivals. Want to know more about ‘Auld Reekie’, the capital city of Scotland? Come and join us.
Edinburgh is one of the world’s most beautiful capitals – but it has taken more than 1,000 years of history to make it the historic city which is known and loved by visitors and Scots alike.
However, it only became the country’s greatest city by the skin of its teeth – and if Robert the Bruce, had died just a few days earlier, then the shape of modern Scotland might have been very different.
It was Robert the Bruce who first granted a charter to Edinburgh in 1329, only 10 days before he died. If he had not done so, then Berwick, which at the time was the biggest and richest burgh in Scotland, might well have become the Scottish capital instead.
More recently, Edinburgh has become famous for fans of Harry Potter, as J.K. Rowling penned some of the world’s favourite wizarding stories in Edinburgh. As you walk around the city, you can see the streets and sights that many people believe inspired the global sensation. Wander the streets of Edinburgh to get a real sense of Hogwarts and the Wizarding World.