Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of the many spots where you can find serviced apartment living. With a healthy population of over 450,000, this city is the bustling epicenter of music, food and is world-renown for its famous art festivals in August every year. In fact, the population swells to nearly double during that time – so take note when travelling there! While you’re staying in a comfortable serviced apartment, take in some sights and sounds in between your busy workweek.
Are you a fan of Harry Potter? If so, have a cup of coffee or tea the café where J.K. Rowling wrote much of her famous novels. The Elephant House overlooks Edinburgh Castle and has catered to many other famous authors as well.
Make sure you visit Scotland’s iconic tourist spot, Edinburgh Castle. Built during the 12th century by David I, this castle was home to royalty – both Scottish and English. It was also the site of many famous battles and sieges, including the Lang Siege in 1571. With this rough history, the castle was destroyed, rebuilt and redone many times over hundreds of years. Explore its rich past by taking a tour or visiting some of the rotating exhibits that are hosted in its halls.
Looking for a more leisurely mid-afternoon break? Stop by the Princes Street Gardens. With beautiful pathways and manicured lawns and floral arrangements, a walk through these gardens will be sure to put a smile on your face. Don’t forget to check out the world’s oldest floral clock located in the garden.
Take your afternoon one step further and visit the Museum on the Mound. This museum specializes in exploring the many faces and continually changing aspects of money. They have tons of rotating exhibits to check out at as well. The museum is free of charge, though donations are happily accepted.
Did you know that Edinburgh is one of the most haunted cities in Europe? There are many of interesting and spooky historical sites to visit during your extended stay here, and most places offer tours for those who want a knowledgeable guide to speak about the lore. Start back at Edinburgh Castle, then make your way to Holyrood Palace. One of the most infamous spirits known in Edinburgh is the McKenzie Poltergeist that haunts the Covenanters Prison section in Greyfriar’s cemetery. The spirit is thought to be malicious as people who have visited often reported feeling ill, and some even experience unexplained physical injuries like cuts or bruises. Several unsolved fires have broken out in surrounding homes as well. A visit here is truly only for those with a penchant for the paranormal!
There are plenty of other things to do in Edinburgh, so plan ahead! Even if you can’t, you can sit in the comfort of your own serviced apartment and research where to go and what to see while you’re already in town. And with the ease and convenience of living in areas close to public transportation, you can get to and from your serviced apartment with ease!
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