Edinburgh has been a hotspot for performing arts since the 1940s, a significant period in Edinburgh's history of festivals and marking the early celebrations of the Edinburgh International Festival & Fringe.
Art is an integral and significant part of Edinburgh's cutural past and present and Scotland's capital is proud of its impressive array of art galleries dotted around the city, welcoming approximately four million visitors every year.
Edinburgh is home to a diverse selection of tourist attractions that encapsulate the city’s past, present, geography, landscapes, art, sport and leisure. Knowing where to start exploring Edinburgh’s endless list of tourist attractions always proves to be a difficult feat for visitors each time.
The diverse array of museums in Edinburgh range from a cluster of stunning medieval buildings that straddle the Royal Mile to the extensive grounds of the elegant Laurieston Castle in Edinburgh's western fringes, offering breathtaking views over the Firth of Forth.
Shopping in Edinburgh has never been more of a pleasure with a range of stores as diverse as the city itself - Scotland's capital is unsurprisingly one of Europe's most cultured and desirable shopping destinations today.