Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is the seat of the Scottish Assembly and home to the Scottish Parliament and many national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London.
The city is a year-round destination and famous festival city with a friendliness, savoir vivre and atmosphere that is hard to beat. A cosmopolitan city of breath-taking beauty, it has many outstanding cultural attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia and The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Scotland's cosmopolitan capital city borders with miles of lush countryside and the attractive coastline of the Lothians, which offer visitors a captivating blend of rich history, natural beauty and adventure from castles and standing stones to national parks, museums and distilleries.