With the muscular walls of Edinburgh Castle keeping watch on the bluffs above, the Scottish capital unfolds in a patchwork of Gothic churches, cobbled lanes, rollicking whisky taverns, and historic neighborhoods laced with secrets and stories. It's a place to be transfixed by medieval keeps and cozy up in cool cafés; to wander between chapels and walk the regal Royal Mile. The wilds are nigh, too – take craggy Arthur's Seat and the sands of Portobello Beach, offering lookouts and wave-lapped shores within striking distance of the center. If all that's stoked the wanderlust, then be sure to read on. This ultimate guide to Edinburgh for backpackers has info on the most amazing sights, experiences, tastes, and hostels the city has to offer… An amazing Edinburgh bucket list Be totally enchanted by the castle spires, UNESCO Old Town, and turret-topped cityscape of the Scottish capital with this must-see list of attractions… Be wowed by Edinburgh Castle The one landmark that every traveler gravitates towards in this city is huge, dominating Edinburgh Castle. It's actually been a fortification since the Iron Age, but the main structures seen today date from the 18th and 19th century. There are a few that are…
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