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Edinburgh is a bridge to learning more about the fascinating country of Scotland

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, which is the most northerly country of the British Isles. Edinburgh is at the south of Scotland, not far from the border with England. Edinburgh has a rich culture and interesting history, with many attractions for a visitor. The city is an excellent place to start a holiday in the fascinating and beautiful land of Scotland.
Air France is the premier way to travel to the city of Edinburgh. There are flights available to Edinburgh Airport several times a week. To make your flight as comfortable as possible, you will be provided with extras such as a blanket, pillow, and there is entertainment such as magazines, films, and music. If you book online to buy your airplane ticket, you can review and edit the details of your reservation, reserve personalised options such as menu, where to sit and your preferred cabin size, and an online check-in is available from up to 30 hours before the flight departs from the airport. You can also earn rewards for each journey through the Flying Blue program which can count towards future travel.
Edinburgh is known as the 'windy city' but its temperatures are mild for a city of such northerly latitude, compared to similarly situated cities such as Moscow. The language spoken is English, usually in a strong Scottish accent, though there is also the Celtic language of Gaelic spoken.

Edinburgh has many museums to tell Scotland's history, and the site of the famous Fringe Festival

Although it is the capital city, Edinburgh is not the largest city in Scotland, and it has just over half a million people living there. But it is the site of many of Scotland's most important and interesting institutions, including the new Scottish parliament. There are many interesting activities and attractions to do during your stay. Edinburgh is the site of the National Museum of Scotland, which features artefacts of natural history as well as telling the story of Scottish history and some archaeology. There is also the National Library of Scotland and Scotland's National Gallery, which has work by Rubens, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt. If you prefer more contemporary collections you can visit the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, or for portraits and photography there is the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
The city is dominated by the silhouette of Edinburgh Castle, where there are a number of nearby museums. The National War Museum looks at military history, while the Prisons of War shows some historic sites of imprisonment over the centuries. Also worth visiting is Holyrood Castle, which is the home of the Queen of England when she is in Scotland.
There are a number of other museums: the Museum of Edinburgh features Scottish pottery and some artefacts important to the history of Scotland. The Museum of Childhood features toys and games from the past.
There is plenty on offer for music lovers, too. The Usher Hall features classical music performances while more modern styles feature at venues such as the Corn Exchange and the Liquid Rooms. Folk music, especially Scottish folk music, plays at a number of venues.
Shopping in Edinburgh is focused on the lengthy Princes Street. Most people travel around Edinburgh by bus, and there is also a tram system.
There are times during the year when Edinburgh is particularly popular : the city is the site of the well-known Edinburgh Festival in the summer, and August's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which showcases arts and comedy, attracts many. A popular time to visit the city is New Year's Eve, when the Hogmanay displays in Princes Street attract thousands at are a traditional time of celebration in Scotland.

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