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Welcome to Scotland! Edinburgh
He who has not seen Scotland does not really know Great Britain…
Scotland is the country in the United Kingdom to the North of England It’s symbol is a thistle It’s patron saint is St. Andrew St Andrew's day is celebrated on the 30th November. The Scottish flag is the cross of St. Andrew. He is believed to have died on a diagonally transversed cross.
The country is divided into Highlands and Lowlands
The capital of Scotland is Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle hangs over the city like one from a fairy tale…
The Castle used to be a fortress and a royal palace. In fact it’s older than the city
The Edinburgh military tattoo takes place every August and September 600 people perform in the square in front of the Castle. The performers play military music and march to it.
At the same time as the tattoo there is a world famous Edinburgh festival. It started in 1947.
Holyrood House is a royal palace which is the residence of the Queen when she is in Edinburgh
The Queen is visiting the Cannongate
The Royal Mile It’s a line of streets, which runs from the Castle to Holyrood House
The Cannongate …is the most picturesque part of the Royal Mile
A monument to a dog called Bobby One of the most modest and well-known monuments in Edinburgh When Bobby’s master died the dog lived near his grave for 26 years…
Princess street is the most beautiful street in Edinburgh
A monument to a famous writer Walter Scott is in Princess street It’s 200 feet high rises between green trees
My heart is in the highlands…
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