Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth and set on seven hills, Edinburgh City contains a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano. The city has a modern dynamism juxtaposed with historical cobbled streets and is home to four universities, the infamous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, world class galleries and concert halls, tranquil parks and busy shopping streets.
Life in Edinburgh and beyond
A city of innovators
From David Hume to John Boyd Dunlop, the city and University have been home to some of history's most entrepreneurial thinkers.Edinburgh's innovators
A city of culture
Edinburgh is both a modern, international city and a historic World Heritage Site, with festivals and events happening all year round.Explore our city