Top 5 things to see in Edinburgh
Today, I got to thinking of new places to take you on tour of, so I said to myself: “Why not try someplace green?” So my choice for the day is Scotland and I really hope you enjoy the Top 5 things to see in Edinburgh.
But first, let’s remember that Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, an ancient city which has been inhabited since time immemorial (more accurately, since the 9th millennium BC). Some relics from those ancient Bronze Age times are still preserved. The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 and is a herald of the local education.
Edinburgh is also a must see is Scotland, containing most of the symbolic attractions in the country. Here are 5 of them:
- The National Museum of Scotland is the most visited British attractions, outside of London, and the most visited. It hosta countless temporary exhibitions and contains several departments. The museum was established in 1985, but the basis of the old museum, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland was founded in 1780 in the spirit of the Age of Reason. In the 19th century, the Industrial Museum was established and today, the National Museum of Scotland includes pieces and artefacts pertaining from several fields: history, geology, nature, science and tech, world culture.
- The Scottish National Gallery is the second stop. Here, you can admire a collection of the finest art, ranging from early Renaissance works by Raphael, all the way through the Flemish school of Vermeer and the 18th and 19th century painting tradition of the impressionists and modernists. There are works by Velasquez, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh, along with paintings by famous Scottish artists.
Join us again next time as we explore the remaining top attractions in Edinburgh. Meanwhile, if you are planning a trip, know you can rent a car in the UK online at any time.