The Captial of Scotland

The Capital of Scotland

Capital of Scotland

  • Hilly Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town, with gardens and neoclassical buildings. It's home to Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park with sweeping views from its peak. Looming over the city is hilltop Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, traditionally used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.

  • facts about edinburgh

  • Area: 101.9 mi² (264 km²)

  • Weather: 40°F (4°C), Wind SW at 13 mph (21 km/h), 81% Humidity

  • Hotels: 3-star averaging $110, 5-star averaging $200. View hotels

  • Local time: Monday 6:06 PM

  • Population: 495,360 (2011)