The dramatic landscape, stunning architecture, and rich cultural history in science, philosophy and art from the enlightenment onwards has resulted in Edinburgh being dubbed the 'Athens of the North'.
Edinburgh is divided into two parts, the Old Town and New Town. The New Town was named to distinguish it from the mediaeval heart of the old city and by modern standards is not new. Built in the 18th Century, the New Town contains some of the finest Georgian architecture in the world and is a highly desirable place to live.
Edinburgh is one of the world's most visually dramatic and vibrant cities. Lying on the south East of Scotland, Edinburgh is the Capital City of Scotland and seat of the Scottish Government. Although Second in size to its west coast neighbour Glasgow, the population doubles in size during the International Edinburgh Festival with events covering four weeks from early August.