Edinburgh is easily one of Europe’s most enchanting and picturesque cities. Built across a series of hills and overlooking the sea this is a town that has many a story to tell. From the Old Town’s jumble of medieval buildings stacked one against each other on the Royal Mile to the new town’s Georgian grid like streets. This is a city of excitement and intrigue which is no wonder why it is so popular with tourists.
Edinburgh’s nickname is ‘Auld Reekie’ which dates back to the times that living dweelings were heated with open fires. Thousands upon thousands of coal fires caused soot to accumulate in the city giving it its pet name.