Holidays in Edinburgh
The capital of Scotland is a unique and exciting holiday destination. The city brilliantly combines the ancient and the modern. It has a great nightlife, some amazing historical buildings and world-class art galleries. Whatever you want to get out of your holiday to Edinburgh the city won’t disappoint.
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Edinburgh is home to some excellent art galleries, so if you’re an art lover it’s a brilliant way to start your holiday. One of the best galleries is the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art which is located on Belford Road. The gallery has two state-of-the-art exhibition spaces which are home to an outstanding art collection with works by artist such as Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
If the Gallery of Modern Art only leaves you wanting more, then you should head to the Scottish National Gallery. First opened to the public in 1859, the gallery has an exquisite collection which includes masterpieces by artists such as Jacopo Bassano, Van Dyck and Giambattista Tiepolo. If you’ve worked up an appetite enjoying all the art you can, visit the café and restaurant in the gallery. The restaurant offers some fantastic views over Princes Street Gardens, along with some really tasty food.
When you want to spend an evening in a top restaurant, Edinburgh has some excellent options for you to choose from. One great place to try is the Tower restaurant, which is located above the National Museum of Scotland. The restaurant specialises in fresh local sea food and has excellent views of the Edinburgh skyline.
Edinburgh’s a great city if you’re a bit of a shopaholic with its diverse and interesting selection of shops to browse. The main shopping street is Princess Street which is just north of the city’s castle. It has a good selection of department stores as well as the usual high street shops.
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