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Edinburgh Travel Guide

Erase that picture of a sleepy highland town filled with old kilted bagpipers from your mind. Edinburgh today is a city pregnant with energy and zest, a city of incessant festivals and feasting, - the Edinburgh International Festival being the most famous of them all.

Capital of Scotland since 1437, it is today the second largest city and also home to some world-renowned educational institutions like the University of Edinburgh and famous museums like the Royal Scottish Museum. The political and commercial nucleus of the country, it is also a repository of the historical hallmarks that commemorate Scotland’s long and bloody struggle for independence.

It was commonly believed in Edinburgh that applying the burnt ashes of dove’s dung would help grow hair on your head. It was widely practiced by the people of Edinburgh to cure baldness in the 17th century.

If you are In Edinburgh during August and September, you are in for treat. The famed Fringe Festival takes place then and the whole city is transformed into a big stage with performers, musicians, stand up comedians and the like all out to entertain you!

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