Around the World in 80 Words! is a feature I write for Dartford Living, a magazine based in Kent, UK. I look at a different part of the world and write 80 words (derived from the novel Around the World in Eighty Days) about it. In this post I write about Edinburgh:
The World Heritage site boasts the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh Castle and the Georgian New Town amongst its sights and holds numerous festivals throughout the year, notably the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe. It also hosts the Hogmanay street party (31st December), Burns Night (25th January), St. Andrew’s Day (30th November) and the Beltane Fire Festival (30th April). It has an amazing array of both new and old architecture with over 4,500 listed buildings for you to see!
View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill. Image by Oliver-Bonjoch/Wikimedia.
St. Giles’ Cathedral, also known as the ‘High Kirk’ of Edinburgh. Image by George Evans from geograph.org.uk/Wikimedia.
Financial District. The site of Princes Street railway station is now the financial centre of Edinburgh. The chrome and glass on display here includes the Clydesdale Bank and Standard Life Head Office. The main road in from the West runs through the picture. Image by Richard Webb from geograph.org.uk/Wikimedia.
Murrayfield Stadium, home to the Scottish national rugby union team. Image by Simon Johnston from geograph.org.uk/Wikimedia.
The fan vaulted ceiling dominates the interior of St John’s Church in central Edinburgh. Image by Paul Boxley/Wikimedia.
Edinburgh Castle is situated on top of an ancient volcano that allows it to dominate the city skyline. Image by Saffron Blaze/Wikimedia.