Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It is often considered as one of the most spectacular cities in Europe owing to its vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture. Edinburgh’s population is over 450,000 but that figure more than doubles to over a million during the famous arts festivals in August. Edinburgh is the 8th largest city in the United Kingdom and the 2nd largest in Scotland. The Old and New Towns were declared a World Heritage Site in 1995. Sean Connery grew up in Edinburgh and, as a boy, delivered milk to Fettes College. and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was also born in Edinburgh.
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